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Gujarat HC notice to govt on 'religious profiling' of Muslim students

IANS  |  Ahmedabad 

The High Court on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to the seeking an explanation for using an for the Class X and XII board examinations, taken by the Board (GSHSEB), to collect data and segregate students of Muslim community.

The notice was issued following a PIL filed by K.R. Koshty, who alleged that the BJP-ruled government was resorting to religious-profiling of students from Muslim community apearing for the board exams.

Koshty also challenged Gujarat government's for the board exams, arguing that in many parts of the state was poor. According to the PIL, the forms also seek Aadhaar details which is against the Supreme Court's recent judgement.

The has been collecting data for the last five years of Muslim students appearing for the board exams, the Minister had said on Tuesday.

A division bench of acting and Justice sought replies from the state government, Board (GSHSEB) and the Unique Identification Authority of (UIDAI) by December 6.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 23:26 IST