Have received requests to grant minority status to Hindus in J&K: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Government today said it has received requests from some organisations to grant minority status to Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, but made it clear that the matter comes under the purview of the State Government.
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, said the Central Government notifies a community as minority in the context of India as a whole, and not for an individual state. (Agencies)