The Hush Post|12:35 pm| 1-min-read
In a judgement that could steer controversy, the Meghalaya High Court in its judgment has stated that India should have been declared a Hindu country during Partition though it chose to remain a secular nation.
The judgment delivered by Justice SR Sen pertained to a case regarding domicile certificate. The judgment stated that the difficulties faced by the residents to get the Domicile Certificate and the Permanent Residence Certificate have become “a great issue today”.
This is what he wrote in his judgement “I request our Prime Minister, Home Minister, Law Minister and MPs to bring a law. It should allow Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist, Parsis, Christians, Khasis, Jaintias and Garos who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to live in this country peacefully”.
“No cut off year should be declared and citizenship should be without any question or production of any documents,” he wrote further.
The judgement further read, “They may be allowed to come at any point of time to settle in India and Government may provide rehabilitation properly and declare them citizens of India.”
The judgment examined the history and Partition of India. “I am of the view and that I will fail in my duty if I do not project the original India and its partition,” the judge said.