Jul 29, 2021 21:36 UTC
Jul 29, 2021 at 21:38 UTC
NEWS: Plea in SC alleging former PM Manmohan Singh illegally constituted Sachar Committee
Members of Hindu organization Sanatan Vedic Dharma have approached the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Justice Rajinder Sachar committee report of 2006 that was based on social, economic, and educational status of Muslim community.
A PIL has been brought up challenging the notification dated March 9, 2005 issued by then Prime Minister for the constitution of the Sachar Committee. The PIL contends that the notification issued was based desire of Manmohan Singh, not by any cabinet approval.
The Plea says: “The then Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) on his own whims issued the direction appointing the committee to enquire into the social, economic and educational status of Muslim community whereas by virtue of Articles 14 and 15 no religious community can be treated separately. The power to appoint a commission to investigate into the conditions of socially and educationally backward classes vests with the President of India under Article 340 of the Constitution of India,“
The plea also contends that the appointment of the Sachar Committee was unconstitutional as it violated Article 77 of the Constitution of India as it was not appointed under the order of the President.
Further, the Plea submitted that the Sachar Committee failed to understand the Muslims completely and prayed for direction so that the government does not have to rely upon the Sachar Committee report.