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Minorities Rights Day is observed on 18th December in India

Minorities Rights Day in India is observed on 18 December every year to remind about the rights of minorities and to educate people about it.
It focuses on the religious harmony, respect, and better understanding of all minorities' communities in India.

The Minorities Rights Day is celebrated by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

On 18 December 1992, the United Nations adopted the Statement on the individual's Rights belonging to religious or Linguistic National or Ethnic Minorities.

It highlighted religious linguistic, cultural, and national identity of the minorities that shall be respected, preserved, and protected by the states and within individual territories.

It was carved out of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The Constitutional and Statutory Bodies that are set up by the govt. of India are Central Wakf Council (CWC), National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities (CLM).

Government has set up the NCM under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Six religious communities of India namely Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains have been notified as minority communities in India.

Indian Constitution has used the word Minorities considering religion and language of a person.
Published date : 18 Dec 2019 04:00PM

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