According to the reports emerging out, JMI University may no longer be considered as a minority institution.
For this, center government is planning to inform Delhi HC that it was never center's intention for JMI University to be minority institution and government has also decided to withdraw its stand from the fact as well.
Nahas Mala, president of Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India said that all the controversy regarding the JMI institution's minority status is ill founded.
According to the reports form Indian Express, the HRD ministry is all set to file a fresh affidavit stating that "its earlier support for the order of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, declaring Jamia Millia Islamia a religious minority institution, was an error in its understanding of the legal position".
According to SIO, NCMEI has adjudicated and held that "Jamia was founded by Muslims for the benefit of Muslims and it never lost its identity as a Muslim minority educational institution", and was, therefore, "covered under Article 30(1)... read with Section 2(g) of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act".
A statement from the SIO said that such a step back of central government from its earlier stand on the institution's status amounts to sheer amount of ignorance and denial of the historical facts.
The statement further affirms that without taking into account the historical facts which led to the establishment of the JMI University, the character of JMI cannot be determined.