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Finally, Gujarat decides to implement Minority Scholarships
Wednesday May 22, 2013 8:29 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Days after Supreme Court declined to stay an order of the Gujarat high court that had held the constitutional validity of the scheme, the state government decided to implement the minority scholarships.

The announcement was made in forms of advertisements inserted in a Gujarati newspaper by the state government's social welfare department a few days ago.

The High Court had ruled in favour of Congress leader Adam Chaki, who had filed a public interest litigation petition for implementation of the Centre's scheme, which is for students belonging to five religious minorities, including Muslims, whose parents have an annual income below Rs. 1 lakh.

The scheme was launched by the Congress-led UPA government under its 15-point programme for the welfare of minority communities in 2008.

The scheme is meant for poor students belonging to five religious minority communities-Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis.



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