Cultural And Educational Rights


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Articles In The Constitution (29 – 30)

When we talk of the Indian society, the image of diversity comes before our minds. India is not made up of a monolithic society. We are a society that has vast diversity. In such a society that is full of diversity, there would be social sections which are small in numbers compared to some other groups. If a group is in minority, will it have to adopt the culture of the majority?

Indian Constitution believes that diversity is our strength. Therefore, one of the fundamental rights is the right of the minorities to maintain their culture.

This minority status is not dependent only upon religion. Linguistic and cultural minorities are also included in this provision.

Minorities are groups that have common language or religion and in a particular part of the country or in the country as a whole, they are outnumbered by some other social section. Such communities have a culture, language and a script of their own, and have the right to conserve and develop these.

All minorities, religious or linguistic, can set up their own educational institutions. By doing so, they can preserve and develop their own culture.

The government will not, while granting aid to educational institutions, discriminate against any educational institution on the basis that it is under the management of minority community.

These rights ensure that minorities will be given assistance by the state in the preservation of their language and culture. The Ideal before the state is to preserve and propagate the composite culture of the country.

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Bibliography : NIOS – Political Science & NCERT – Indian Constitution At Work

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