Union Government does not know the definition of ‘Hindu’
Bhopal: In reply to an
RTI query by Neemuch resident Chandrashekhar Gaur, the Union Home Ministry said
it does not know the definition of the word Hindu. Union Home Ministry does not
know the definition of the word ‘Hindu’.
“To my query under RTI
about the meaning and definition of the word Hindu in the light of the Indian
Constitution and the law, the Home Ministry in its reply on July 31 said the
Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) doesn’t have information regarding
it,” said Gaur, a resident of Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh.
Gaur had also sought to
know on what grounds a community was considered Hindu, and why Hindus were
considered to be a majority community. The government’s reply was baffling, he
“If the government
doesn’t know the meaning and definition of the word Hindu, on what basis did it
enact the Hindu Marriage Act?” he questioned. (With inputs from agencies)