Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government


9/15/2014- Hillele.org


Transcript of Mr.Fali S. Nariman’s 7th Annual Lecture of National Commission of Minorites: “Minorities at Cross Roads: Comments on Judicial Pronouncements” delivered on Friday, 12th September, 2014 at Speaker Hall(Annexe), Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi Organized by The National Commission of Minorities.
The elections in April-May, 2014 this year have put a strong majoritarian Government in power at the Centre. I welcome it.

Whilst I welcome a single-party majority government, I also fear it.

I fear it because of past experience with a majoritarian government in the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies: when the the nall-Congress Government had unjustifiably imposed the Internal Emergency of June 1975. And rode rough shod over the liberties of citizens. I cannot forget it nor can I condone it.
My wife and I have lived through it and we know how a very large number of people suffered. Traditionally Hinduism has been…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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