‘Sansad Sampark’ (connecting with the Parliament), a campaign initiated by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), demands the lawmakers to include the Hindu community as well in Articles 29 and 30 of the Indian Constitution, which allows minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.
“Because of Article 30, minority communities in most parts of the country enjoy unparalleled autonomy overrunning their institutions and face no governmental interference. We want the same rights to be given to others too,” said General Secretary of VHP, Milind Parande.
He further added that “We feel this is the reason why the Lingayat community, the Arya Samaj’s and even Ramakrishna Mission have been demanding similar provisions because of which the Hindu organizations are victims of constant state interference.”
However, the lawmakers criticized the demand to include Hindus in the proviso of Articles 29 and 30, stating that the right to establish and administer educational institutions was given to minorities, to give them confidence for historical reasons.