Nagpur: Following is the excuse by INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL, NAGPUR to not include Hindu Religious institutions from exempting from seeking the benefit of Charity Institutions under SECTION 80(G).According to this order Hinduism is only a 'Technical term ' and because of that Government cannot extend the benefits which they accord to Christianity and Islam as a Religion! This Anti Hindu order has been issued on 11.10.2012 by Income Tax appellate Tribunal in Nagpur while considering the application of Shiv Mandir Devsttan Panch Committee Sanstan, Nagpur
The word "Hindu" has not been defined in any of the texts nor in judgment made law. The word was given by British administrators to inhabitants of India, who were not Christians, Muslims, Parsis or Jews. The alleged Hindu religion consists of four castes Brahmins, kshatriyas, vaishyas and sudras belonging ultimately to two schools of law, mitaksharas and dayabhaga. There is, however, no religion by the name ~Hindu'. It only shows that so called Hindu religion has been called for convenience." CIT must be aware of that the Hindu consists of a number of communities having the different gods who are being worshipped in a different manner, different rituals, different ethical codes. Even the worship of god is not essential for a person who has adopted Hinduism way of life. Thus, Hinduism holds within its fold men of divergent views and traditions who have very little in common except a vague faith in what may be called the fundamentals of the Hinduism. The word 'community' means a society of people living in the same place, under the same laws and regulations and who have common rights and privileges. This may apply to Christianity or moslem but not to Hinduism. Therefore, it cannot be said that Hindu is a separate community or a separate religion. Technically Hindu is neither a religion nor a community. Therefore, expenses incurred for worshipping of Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Goddess Durga and for maintenance of temple cannot be regarded to be for religious purpose.
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