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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
22-July-2014 17:01 IST
Minority Status to Seng Khasi Tribes

The grant of minority status to Seng Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya is a state subject. The Government of Meghalaya had forwarded a representation to the Ministry of Minority Affairs for grant of minority status to Seng Khasi Tribes. After examining the representation, the Government of Meghalaya was informed by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India that Seng Khasi are tribals predominantly located in Meghalaya but they are not Christians. The Govt. of Meghalaya was requested to take a decision on the above mentioned representation as per the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minorities.

This was stated by Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, the Minister of Minority Affairs in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question today.

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