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SC refers to 7-judge bench issue of determining correctness of minority status to AMU

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday referred to seven-judge bench the issue of determining the correctness of minority status granted to

A three-judge bench headed by referred the matter to the larger bench for defining the parameters for grant of minority status to educational institutions.

The then UPA-led centre government had filed an appeal against the 2006 verdict of the holding that the varsity was not a minority institution. The varsity administration had also filed a separate plea against the high court verdict on the issue.

The BJP government at the Centre had in 2016 told the apex court that it will withdraw the appeal filed by the erstwhile

It said a five-judge bench in 1968 in the Aziz Basha case had held that AMU was a "central university" and not a minority institution.

After the 1968 verdict, the AMU (Amendment) Act, 1981 came into force.

The had in January 2006 struck down the provision of the Act by which the university was accorded the minority status.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 16:15 IST
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