The Aligarh Muslim University’s issue related to the minority status will be re-examined by the bench of seven judges of the Supreme Court. The issue was primarily examined by Ranjan Gogoi the Chief Justice of India, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice L Nageswara Rao, a three-member bench. The bench denied giving the final verdict and the judgment stating that the larger bench of seven judges would decide and make the judgment on this issue.
The seven-member bench will consider the parameters put forth by the institution and then issue the final verdict for the same. The court will also take a look of its decision for the Aziz Basha case of 1968 where the decision ended with Central University status of Aligarh Muslim University instead of a Minority status. The 1968 case also formulated that, since the institution was a creation under a law passed by the Parliament, it can not be claimed by a particular community or individual.
The case also added that AMU can not even be granted a minority status as under the prescribed norms of Article 29 and Article 30 of the Indian Constitution. However, the institution was granted the Minority Status after amendments made in the Aligarh Muslim University Act in 1981. The amendments made by AMU welcomed contradictions in the last few years that forced the Center and the Aligarh Muslim University to appeal in the highest court of India and seek justice.
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