10. In India, if a religious sect/community is given the status of a national minority, what special advantages it is entitled to? [2011 – I] 1. It can establish and administer exclusive educational institutions. 2. The President of India automatically nominates a representative of the community to Lok Sabha. 3. It can derive benefits from the Prime Minister’s 15-Point Programme. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
Article : 30 of the constitution of India States that All minorities (whether religious or linguistic) shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. Article-331 provides for nomination of two anglo- Indians to the Lok-Sabha. But as if now their is no provision for the nomination of religious Minorities to the Lok-Sabha. However religious minorities can avail benefits from the prime minister’s 15-point programme.