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Linkayat religious issue.

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Brahmanyan

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Lingayat religion issue:

Former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde on Tuesday slammed the Siddaramaiah government’s decision to recommend to the Centre, grant of religious minority tag to Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community, saying government has no business to recognise any community as a religion.

In a scathing write-up,which has gone viral in the social media, Hegde, a former Karnataka Lokayukta, sought to know from Siddaramaiah “when he would divide himself as Sidda and Ramaiah.”

“Sir, I am not a politician. I am not interested in who will win the next elections, but sir where will politics stop dividing us ordinary people?,” he said in a poser to the chief minister.

Hegde also queried if Siddaramaiah would recognise either Digambar or Shwetambar as backwards, Shias or Sunnis as separate religions for recognition as backward, or Protestants or Roman Catholics as separate religions for offering backward status.

“Or which of left or right SC’s as more backwards. Or which of Bunts or Nadavas as a different religion and amongst them who is more backward and among Brahmins who will it be Vaishnavas or Shiva’s or will you divide Siddaramaiah to Sidda and Ramaiah?”


Speaking to PTI, Hegde said he would agree if the community wants itself to divide, but that the government had no business to recognise any community as a religion.

“We are having a government under the constitution of India, a secular government. No political party, no government has any business to
recommend to the Centre according religion status to the numerically strong Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community. The move was seen as an attempt by the Siddaramaiah government to cut into the vote bank of BJP, as Lingayats/ Veerashaivas are considered its traditional supporters.interfere in the internal affairs of any community,” Hegde said.

In a sarcastic remark on the chief minister, Hegde sought to know if a chief minister can interfere between a husband and wife. “Can a chief minister say between husband and wife you divorce him and come and I will find a better groom for you. Yes, I am very much hurt... that’s why I wrote. I have been a judge at the Supreme Court. I know my limitations. How low can you get in?” asked Hegde.

In a major political move ahead of the Karnataka assembly polls, the state cabinet yesterday decided to recommend to the Centre according religion status to the numerically strong Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community. The move was seen as an attempt by the Siddaramaiah government to cut into the vote bank of BJP, as Lingayats/ Veerashaivas are considered its traditional supporters.

(Live MINT - Tue, Mar 20 2018. 07 10 PM IST)
 

upamanyu

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Is it going to prove to be a master stroke or a massive gamble for the congress party for having taken this decision….???

The party may now hope by forwarding the declaration of Lingayats as a religious minority, it has lob the ball into the Centre’s Court may leave the BJP in a bind.

And if the Centre Government approves the notification, then Congress Party may claim the credit.

If it does not approve, then the section of minority may antagonize the Centre and the BJP.

Now the onus is on the centre.

We will to wait and see whether this decision of Congress is going to make or mar the electoral prosperity of that Party.

Congress Party may take all out efforts to retain the State. Of course, Karnataka people may experience lot of such gimmicks in the coming days.
 

Brahmanyan

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Why can we not declare every Indian as a minority?
Yes. The fact is every one in India belongs to some group which is a minority by sectarian definition.
Again as Justice Hegde has cautioned, under a secular Constitution Government has no role to interfere in religious matters, which is the internal affairs of the religious sect.
Interestingly, there is no legal definition for the word " Hindu or Hinduism" ! Many times this has been discussed in Tamil Brahmin Forum.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

prasad1

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hi

hindus already minority in jammu and kashmir and some other north eastern states...in fact ..brahmins are minority in tamil nadu..
You are laking about numerical minority, That does not get anyone any advantage.

We are talking about no one getting any special advantage.
 

CHANDRU1849

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Now it is the turn of Pazha Karuppaiah who wants to change the Hindu Religion as Dravidian Religion in Tamil Nadu say Siva Madham.
 
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