Minority Rights Day 2021: Every year, December 18 is celebrated as Minority Rights Day to defend the right to liberty and equal opportunities for the ethnic minorities in India and to raise awareness about the respect and dignity of the minorities. On this day, the country focuses on the challenges and issues facing the minority communities of different ethnicities. There is talk of safeguarding the rights of religious, cultural, linguistic and ethnic minorities. The day also emphasizes the need to eliminate all forms of discrimination against minorities.
MINORITY RIGHTS DAY: HISTORY
December 18 was declared United Nations Day of Minorities’ Rights in 1992. The UN had adopted the declaration on the rights of individuals belonging to religious or linguistic national or ethnic minorities. In India, it is the responsibility of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to conduct the events on this day. The NCM was established in 1992 by the Union government under the National Commission for Minorities Act.
MINORITY RIGHTS DAY: MEANING
India recognizes the recognition and protection of minority rights under international law. December 18 commemorates declarations on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. On this day, the national government is committed to guaranteeing their right to non-discrimination and equality.
MINORITIONS RIGHTS DAY: THEME
The 2021 Minority Rights Day in India is celebrated annually on December 18 by holding debates and seminars on the topic. The plight and situation of the minorities are thoroughly studied in order to rule out discrimination from within the country.
The Minority Rights Day 2021 aims to uplift all minority groups of society and support them to express their views. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions, seminars and debates are likely to take place digitally.
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