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Dr. Minakshi Singh
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Singh, Dr. Minakshi. "THE QUESTION OF MINORITY RIGHTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3234-3239, Accessed May 2019.
Singh, D. (2019, May). THE QUESTION OF MINORITY RIGHTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3234-3239. Retrieved from
Singh, Dr. Minakshi. "THE QUESTION OF MINORITY RIGHTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3234-3239. Accessed May, 2019.


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Human rights are those rights which belong to the person equally for being a human. They are universal in nature because they are available to all human being irrespective of their religion, race, caste, gender, peace of birth etc. On the other hand, minority rights are the normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities. The concept of universality of human rights is not clear or beneficial for every society or country until it is implemented in conformity with the prevailing conditions in different societies. The concept of human rights cannot be equally applicable for every society or community. Harmonious relation of one minority with the other and between the minorities and majorities is a great asset to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural diversity of global society. It is of prime importance that each citizen has respect for individual group's identity.