Minorities Rights Day in India.
The Minorities Rights day ensure the rights of minorities in terms of linguistic, religious, and caste freedom and also ensures the safety of minorities.
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 the religious linguistic, cultural, and national identity of the minorities that shall be respected, preserved, and protected by the states and within individual territories.
In this day of importance, there are so many campaigns are conducted by Government as well as various organization’s to make awareness among the peoples of the Minorities.
The Ministry for Minorities was established on 29 Jan 2006 a subsidiary of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The Union Government established the National Commission for Minorities under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Five religious communities have been notified as minority communities namely Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians (Parsis).
Further, according to the notification detail of 27 Jan 2014, Jains have also been notified as a minority.