People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 15

April 15, 2007

On Judgement On Minority Status


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statements on April 6, 2007


A single judge bench of the Allahabad High Court has decreed that Muslims in Uttar Pradesh cannot be treated as a religious minority. This is a wrong and baseless verdict. It is surprising that such judgements are emanating from the higher judiciary which goes contrary to the basic facts and established law. It is particularly unfortunate that such a judgement has come during the UP assembly elections. The Uttar Pradesh state government and the Central government should take all the necessary steps to see that this judgement is nullified.