Consider the following statements:
1. The minorities in India have right to establish and administer their educational institutions
2. The right to establish and administer minority education institution is absolute on its terms and language
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [C] Both 1 and 2

The fundamental right of administration of a minority educational institution (MEI) under Article 30, on its terms and language, is absolute. But it does not mean that it also includes a right to mis-use the minority institutions. In fact in number of decisions, SC has said that no right is absolute and unregulated. However, no restrictions can be imposed on this right akin to the restrictions under Article 19 (2) to (6).

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