SC slaps fine on Centre for neglecting minority commission's formation in J-K issue

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday slapped a fine of Rs. 30,000 on the Centre for not filing a reply on the issue of formation of minority commission in Jammu and Kashmir. The apex court earlier also expressed its discontent and issued a notice to the Centre and state government after a petition was filed in this regard. The state government, however, filed an affidavit in the apex court last year, opposing the petition. The petition was filed for creation of a minority commission in the state to safeguard the interests of religious and linguistic minorities. (ANI)