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Training Program on Minority Rights Back

The Human Rights and Training wing at Indian Social Institute, Bangalore organized a training program, on 22nd and 23rd November 2016, centering on legal concerns of minorities in India and their constitutional rights. Fr. P.D. Mathew SJ steered this training program as the resource person. Around forty participants including both men and women of Christian and Muslim communities took part in the trainings. He began by giving a brief introduction to the constitution of India and went on to detail the constitutional provisions related to the minorities in the sphere of education and society. He gave a number of case references to illustrate the provisions. Articles 29 and 30 in the section three of the constitutions of India under Fundamental Rights were discussed in depth which enlightened the participants on the constitutional existence of their rights and how they could use it. The recent development in the sphere of education in the form of National Educational Policy’s attempt to make inroads into these rights and abrogate these constitutional provisions of the minorities was also another burning issue deliberated upon and discussed. The participants responded well and inferred that the training was instructive and highly educative in nature.

A.M Kanchana
Human Rights & Training Unit