National Minorities Rights Day 2021- India has faced many obstacles since the British Rule regarding basic human rights. However, these rights were safeguarded after the independence and people must be made aware of it. Thus we celebrate Minorities Rights Day on 18th December every year. What is the history behind this event? What is the significance of National Minorities Day? Read the whole article to find out.
The history behind National Minorities Rights Day
The United Nations espoused the Statement on the Individual Rights for the people of different colors, linguistic or communal minorities in the year 1992. And during the same year, the Indian Government also set up National Commission for Minorities. These rights ensured that no one shall be discriminated against based on their physical or cultural attributes.
Significance of National Minorities Rights Day
India is known to be home to a large number of communities that speak different languages, follow different cultural dialects, and have different religious practices. So naturally, it is important that these communities feel protected and heard, thus, to avoid any kind of discrimination based on class, color, religion, etc. these rights exist. It ensures freedom and one’s ability to express themselves.
Minorities Rights Day -FAQ
Q1- When do we celebrate National Minorities Rights Day?
Ans. The aforementioned day is noticed on 18th of December.
Q2- When was the National Commission for Minorities set up?
Ans. The commission was set up in 1992 by the Indian Government.