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Protecting Minority Rights

Protecting Minority Rights

Protection of minorities is both a right and a responsibility of every member of society. Minority Rights Group, based in London, promotes minority rights by researching and publishing on the issue and raising awareness.

 The ruling party, the BJP’s mentor,  the RSS, its armed wing, the Bajrang Dal, and its affiliate, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Society), which spreads religious hate in the US and elsewhere, have for long rejected the validity of the very concept of minorities in India. It is another matter that the compulsions of coalition politics forced the BJP to pledge, in its National Democratic Alliance, ‘protection’ of minorities. The bashing of Christian missionaries alone suffices to expose the hypocrisy that motivated the pledge.

The union home minister, and former BJP president for many years, L K Advani consistently denounced what he called ‘minorytism’. The minister for human resource development, also a former BJP president, Murli Manohar Joshi, asked Muslims to call themselves ‘Mohammedia Hindus’, in short, Hinduise themselves.

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