Minorities and our constitution: historical approach and its present relevance: though indian society has been plural from ancient times, the minority problem faced as faced by the framers of the constitution is widely believed to be the creation of the colonial regime. The constitution of india guarantees different rights to the minority these are cultural and educational rights which have been guaranteed under article 29 and 30 the benefit of article 30(1) extends only to linguistic or religious minorities and not to any other section of the indian citizens. Minorities rights day in india is a very significant day in order to promote and preserve the rights of people belonging to linguistic, religion, castes and even though the indian constitution has always advocated and provided equal and fair rights to all the communities including minorities, but certain. Though the constitution of india does not define the word 'minority' and only refers to 'minorities' and speaks of those 'based on religion or language', the by the yardstick adopted by the framers of the constitution and crystallized into its provisions the indian nation is not just a conglomeration of.
India, being a diverse country with a myriad of ethnic backgrounds, religious influence and varied sub-cultures, also have minority groups articles 29 to 30 of the indian constitution effectively aim to eradicate this problem by making a provision in the article known as 'right to cultural and educational. The indian constitution has adopted measured for protection of the religious and ethnic minorities and of the socially and economically disadvantaged classes this article details with the various rights and safeguards provided for minorities under the constitution the provisions related to. Religious minorities and indian constitution our constitution guarantees its citizen equality and freedom and safe guard from discrimination in the name of caste, religion, region or sex however, it does not prevent the nation from enacting special provision for socially and educationally backward.
Minorities: a term undefined in the indian constitution constitutional and legal challenges faced by religious minorities in india 5 freedom of association under international law, standards, and principles, and more particularly part of forming an association. A minority like the anglo-indian which is based, inter alia, on religion and language, has a right to import instruction in its own institution to the the fundamental right to establish and administer educational institution by minorities guaranteed under article 30 (1) of the constitution is in. Constitution of india doesn't define the word 'minority' but has used the word minorities considering two attributes religion or language of a person for minorities constitution of india has envisaged a number of rights and safeguards.
Our indian constitution is the supreme guide on which our country runs it entails our rights, duties and division of work also back in 1946, when the constitution the constitution does not exactly give us a definition of the term 'minorities' but on what parameters a community is classified as a minority. Article 14 of the indian constitution protects equality of all citizens under the law, and this equality is extended to women article 15(1) prohibits discrimination based onany inherent the indian constitution enshrines various provisions for theprotection of the rights and interest of the minorities. 3, 2018 — on the occasion of gandhi's birthday, activists visited a northern california statue of the indian icon to demand its removal and 13, 2018 — over the two days leading up the launch of the world hindu congress (whc) 2018 in chicago, delegations from organization for minorities of. These are notoriously missing from the indian constitution which is necessary to protect minorities from unrestricted and tyrannical use of the democratic principle the basic principles on which the constitution was to be drafted were defined as federation, safeguards and reservations for minorities.
The indian constitution is the fundamental documents of the country where the equality is the basic principle this documents consist of article 14 which our indian constitution not only talks about the right of women or children but also emphasise on the protection of minorities and weaker section of. Indian constitution originally had eight schedules four more schedules were added by different amendments, now making a total tally of twelve court and of the high courts and the comptroller and auditor-general of india the list of states and union territories and their territories. Checking political tyranny, protecting the basic interests of dissenting minorities, and saving all citizens from taking decisions now that they might regret later are important objectives of all liberal-democratic constitutions but the indian constitution goes further — it attempts a comprehensive social.
The indian cultural tradition of protecting the insular minorities against exclusion 'from the shores of a vast sea of humanity', ultimately culminated in the constitutional guarantee of collective right the constitution of india has not defined the term 'minority', but had provided them with all the. The constitution of india had to meet many competing claims and demands linguistic minorities asked for freedom of speech in the mother tongue the indian constitution was created by indians for india that is why it has successfully served the indian people for 70 years it was not looked. Article 29 of indian constitution guarantees certain protection to minorities the citizens having a distinct language, script or culture of its own shall have the right to conserve the same article 30 of the indian constitution deals with right of minorities (whether based on religion or language) to.