Meghalaya HC Sets Aside ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Order; Calls It Inconsistent With Constitutional Principles
Last year, Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the Meghalaya HC had passed the order saying India should've been declared a ‘Hindu country’ at the time of independence.
#Breaking: A Division bench of Meghalaya High Court sets aside a judgment of single judge which had said that India should have been declared a Hindu rashtra.
— Murali Krishnan (@legaljournalist) May 24, 2019
On December 10, Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the the Meghalaya High Court had passed a controversial order urging the central government to formulate a law to allow citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, Christians, Khasis, Jaintias and Garos who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, without any questions or documentations.
Further, the order had also mentioned that India should have been declared a ‘Hindu country’ at the time of independence. “Pakistan declared themselves as an Islamic country and India since was divided on the basis of religion should have also been declared as a Hindu country but it remained as a secular country,” it had noted.