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Minorities Rights Day in India : 18 December

Minorities Rights Day in India : 18 December

India observed Minorities Rights Day on 18th December 2018. Every year on 18 December, this day is observed to promote the rights of Minority communities in India.

Also, the awareness creation about the Minority Rights is the objective of celebrating this day as Minorities Rights Day.

This day focuses on the issues like the safety of minorities in the state. On this day several campaigns, seminars, and events are conducted to inform and educate people about them.

The minorities in India include Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains. Minorities in India constitute about 19% of the total population. J & K, Punjab, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep are the only states where any notified minority is in majority.

History of Minority Rights Day in India:

United Nations on 18 December, 1992 adopted and broadcast the Statement on the individual's Rights belonging to religious or Linguistic National or Ethnic Minorities. The announcement made by the United Nations highlights the cultural, religious linguistic and national identity of the minorities that shall be respected, preserved, and protected by the states and within individual territories. And also stated that it is also the responsibility of the State government to improve the conditions of minorities and spread awareness about the national, linguistic, religious, and cultural identity.