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The test of success of any democratic nation is its fair and equitable treatment to the minorities. The countries of Indian sub-continent have failed this test very often. There may be difference in degree of failures but these countries have often failed to protect the rights of their minority communities. There have been continuous violation of their rights and the year 2012 is no exception to these failures. Religious minorities in India, Pakistan and Burma were at the receiving end and have faced discrimination, atrocities and violation of their right to life and property. In India religious minorities are the targets of Hindutva brigade, Pakistani society and government grossly discriminate and harass the non-Muslim minorities and all sorts of atrocities including kidnapping their girls, forceful conversions and marriages are performed every now and then; and in Burma Muslim minority became the targets of the majority community, where many...Read more...
More about Abdul Hafiz Gandhi
The writer is a doctoral research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University and was president of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we near the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this year's United Nations General Assembly provides a