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Meghalaya High Court: 'Hindu Rashtra' ruling unconstitutional

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The Economic Times
25th May, 2019 08:42 IST

A two-judge bench of the Meghalaya High Court on Friday set aside a controversial single judge order suggesting that the country be declared Hindu Rashtra to prevent it from being overwhelmed by immigrants of other religions.

A single judge had created a controversy when he had in a case involving domicile certificate of a local resident referred to the illegal immigration from outside and suggested a Hindu Rashtra as a way out to protect the Hindu way of life. Today, a division bench, comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice HS Thangkhiew, said that the single judge’s order was “legally flawed” and “inconsistent with constitutional principles”.

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