What was observed by the Supreme Court on the question of government aid to minority institutions?
The Supreme Court in St. Stephen’s College has observed that: “The educational institutions are not business houses. They do not generate wealth. They cannot survive without public funds or private aid. It is said that there is also restraint on collection of student fees. With the restraint on collection of fees, the minorities cannot be saddled with the burden of maintaining educational institutions without grant-in-aid. They do not have economic advantages over others. It is not possible to have educational institutions without state aid. The minority cannot, therefore, be asked to maintain educational institutions on their own.” The rights of the minorities under Article 30 remain unaffected even after receiving financial assistance from the government.