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Minorities Commission to study minority status to Hindus in eight states

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Wednesday formed a three-member committee to study the matter of minority status to Hindus in eight states where their population is less than 50 per cent.

The committee has to give a report within three months.

The committee was formed under the chairmanship of George Kourien. He is also the vice chairman of NCM. Other two NCM members are Sulekha Kambre and Manjeet Singh Rai.

Kumar, Additional Secretary of NCM, will be the secretary of this committee.

This committee can also take suggestions from the constitutional experts.

Last month, a (PIL) was filed in the Supreme stating that Hindus in these eight states have been denied their basic rights.

The was filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a lawyer and a leader of the (BJP), who sought minority status for Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Lakshdweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 23:30 IST