Tuesday, September 11, 2007

074 , Does Ramakrishna Mission represent a minority religion under articles 30/1 and 26 of Constitution, as represented by them in Supreme Court of India?


Ramakrishna Mission and its organs seem to believe that Ramakrishna Religion based on the preachings of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Gurudeva and Swami Vivekananda as a religion different from Hinduism. The Mission has claimed protection as a religious minority under articles 30/1 and 26 of Indian Constitution. The purpose was to have control over the appointment of Principal of a College run by the Mission. The College was built with Government funds and every year the College receives grants from the Govt. for payment of salaries and maintenance.

Here is a link to the text of the Supreme Court judgement which shows that the Ramakrishna Mission claimed that the Ramakrishna Religion as distinct. Those who are interested can read it in depth. http://www.judis.nic.in/supremecourt/qrydisp.asp?tfnm=10725 -- BRAMCHARI SIDHESWAR BHAI &ORS.ETC. Vs. RESPONDENT: STATE OF WEST BENGAL ETC. .

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This blogger does not wish to blame the Ramakrishna Mission for its claiming to be a different religion and minority institution, just for the sake of controlling a College funded by the Govt.

Even today it may be receiving about 44% of income from Government grants, like numerous other Non-Government-Organisations which receive Govt. support. I wish to only point out that in a Capitalist set up where money rules the roost, individuals and institutions behave in diametrically opposite direction to the principal avowed goals.

To continue with more details and evidence. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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