ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Minorities at the Crossroads

The Constitution confers a fundamental right on India's minorities, giving them the freedom to conserve their religion, language, script and culture, and to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. Courts, including the Supreme Court, in India showed a special solicitude for the minorities till the 1990s, but this has been watered down in recent years. At the same time, the National Commission for Minorities shows few signs of actively protecting the rights of the minorities.

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