Articles 331 and 333 of Indian constitution provide two nominations in Lok Sabha for Anglo-Indian community was about 8 lakh strong at the time of Independence of India. But now, with majority of Anglo-Indian community having migrated to other commonwealth-nations, their number has gone down to just one lakh which is much-much less than normal population in each of the Lok Sabha constituency.
Parsi community is known to have admittedly most intelligent persons in every field of life, is the only and fast decreasing population with just about 60,000 in numbers rather deserves more to have nomination in Lok Sabha. The then President Pranab Mukherjee has advocated for sincere efforts to prevent falling population. Best thing about the community is that they live for society rather than for themselves or for producing children.
Articles 331 and 333 of Indian Constitution should be amended to add Parsi’s with Anglo-Indians for sharing two nominated seats in Lok Sabha.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
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