The Protection of Minorities and Human Rights

The Protection of Minorities and Human Rights


Afroze Eqbal

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88162-20-3(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-88162-20-X (Hardbound) INR 1499.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Minorities—Civil rights.

2. Minorities—Civil rights—India.

3. Human rights

About the Book:-

A minority group refers to a category of people differentiated from the social majority, those who hold on to major of positions of social power in a society. It may be defined by law. Minority rights are the normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities; and also the collective rights accorded to minority groups. Minority rights may also apply simply to individual rights of anyone who is not part of a majority decision. Civil rights movements often seek to ensure that individual rights are not denied on the basis of membership in a minority group, such as global women’s rights and global LGBT rights movements, or the various racial minority rights movements around the world. Minorities struggle to realise all types of human rights, whether civil and political, economic, social or cultural, whether as individuals or as groups. Entrenched discrimination on ethnic or religious grounds is also a common precursor to conflict. The present book is a comprehensive, modern study of the important field of international protection of minority rights. Graduate Law Students, Theologians, political and social scientists, legal scholars, and human rights professionals will find this book useful in their collection.

About the Author:-

Dr. Afroze Eqbal is Assistant Professor and Head in the Department of Sociology at Government P.G. College, Narayan Nagar, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. He has also two years teaching experience at Patna University and Magadh University. He authored three books and many research papers published in reputed journals. He has also attended several Seminars and Symposiums.


Introduction — Religion and Human Rights — Minority Rights: Between Diversity and Community — Justifications of Minority Protection in National and International Law — Communal Threat to Secular Democracy — Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World — Bibliography — Index

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