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A Perusal Of Minority Rights In India

  The author of this blog is  Niharika Kumari , student of 3 rd year, BBA LLB (H) from Chanakya National Law University, Patna Introduction  The Constitution of India was adopted and passed on 26 th November, 1949 by the constituent assembly and later enforced on 26 January 1950 which is nearly 71 years ago. The Indian constitution grants fundamental rights specially to the Minorities in India but the term “Minority” itself is not defined in Constitution. Section 2(c) of the National Commission of Minorities Act, 1992, defines minority as a community notified as such by the Central Government [i] and it includes Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zorastrians (Parsis) [ii] . However, according to UNHRC “A Minority is a national or ethnic, religious or linguistic group, fewer in number than the rest of the population, whose members share a common identity. [iii] .” Constitutional Provisions Articles 29 to 31 of Part III of the Constitution describes the Cultural and E