K'taka for Lingayats as a religious minority
K'taka for Lingayats as a religious minority
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K'taka for Lingayats as a religious minority

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The Karnataka Cabinet on Monday decided to recommend to the Centre to declare Lingayats and Veerashiva-lingayats who follow the philosophy of social reformer Basaveshwara as a religious minority.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs T B Jayachandra said that the meeting while accepting the recommendations to this effect made by the Karnataka State Minorities Commission had decided that the notification to this effect would be made after meeting the procedural requirements and after taking note of the possible impact of such grant of recognition to other minorities or the non-minorities or the public at large.

The Cabinet had recommended to ''consider grant of recognition as a religious minority to the Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayats (believers of Basava tattva (Basave philosophy')'' under section 2(D) of the Karnataka State Minorities Act. UNI

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