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Final Order of the High Court (CWP 20726 of 2012)

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition No.20726 of 2012 (O&M)

DATE OF DECISION: October 15, 2012

Hemant Goswami .....Petitioner versus Union of India and others ....Respondents

CORAM:- HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE A.K. SIKRI, CHIEF JUSTICE

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE RAKESH KUMAR JAIN, JUDGE

Present: Mr.Hemant Goswami, petitioner-in-person

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A.K. SIKRI, C.J.: (Oral)

Following prayers are made in this petition as public interest litigation: -

“I. Writ in the nature of mandamus, be issued directing the respondents to treat, consider and declare the scheduled language “Sanskrit” as “Minority” within the meaning of Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India.

II. Writ in the nature of Mandamus, be issued directing the respondents to consider and notify language “Sanskrit” as “Minority” under Section 2(iii) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.”

Let this petition be treated as representation and Government may consider the matter appropriately and take a decision thereon within two months.

Disposed of accordingly.

( A.K. SIKRI )

CHIEF JUSTICE

(RAKESH KUMAR JAIN)

JUDGE

October 15, 2012

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