These six religious communities for obtaining minority certificates in Assam
The Assam government has decided to provide minority certificates to six communities: Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis. The proposal was approved today at a state cabinet meeting in the capital city of Dispur.
This decision will be made within a few months of Assam’s statement by Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Salma that the definition of minority needs to be reassessed.
“The Cabinet pointed out that unlike scheduled caste and underdeveloped caste certificates, there is no certificate for the minority.
“Minorities generally identify a particular community. Currently, this certificate is useful for all minorities. These people can benefit from the scheme for minorities initiated by the minority welfare department. I decided to give a certificate so that I could, “said Health Minister Assam and government spokesman Keshab Mahanta.
In March, the Prime Minister said in a state legislature, “The definition of minority needs to change from district to district depending on geography, population and perception of threats. There is no definition of who the linguistic minority is. People need or speak a language to create the same minority or majority language. The Supreme Court ruling speculates that a state is the unit that determines the linguistic minority of a reorganized state based on language. Will be. “