Subin Thomas And Dr. Smita Satapathy ,
Implication of Minority Rights in the Secular India,
5 (3) IJLMH Page 1506 - 1519 (2022), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113215
Secularism and existence of different minority communities depict the pluralistic nature of India. The principle of unity in diversity in the Constitution of India acknowledges the secular nature of the Nation. Secularism in India gives assurance to equal treatment of all religions. The Indian concept of secularism is deep rooted in religious tolerance and common brotherhood which is highlighted in the Preamble of the Constitution of India. The Constitution of India does not define the term ‘minority’. Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India specifically refers to religious and linguistic minorities. Minorities are generally considered to be socially, economically and politically non - dominant and numerically inferior sections of the society. They require special care and protection to come forward from the caves of backwardness and insecurity.
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