A linguistic minority for the purpose of Article 30(1) is one which __:
1. has a separate spoken language
2. has a distinct script
3. has distinct literature
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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[A] Only 1
The term ‘Linguistic Minority’ has not been defined in the Constitution. A group or groups of people whose mother languages are different from the principal language(s) of the State/U. T. broadly constitute the linguistic minority. The Supreme Court in DAV College Vs. State of Punjab (1971) said, “A linguistic minority for the purpose of Article 30(1) is one which must at least have a separate spoken language. It is not necessary that the language should also have distinct script for those who speak it so as to be a linguistic minority. ”

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