Over the centuries, minorities questions have led to interventions, aggressions, and wars, both local and general. Almost all the countries in this world are having minorities within their territories and rare can point to history entirely free of conflict involving them. Probably the most difficult issue in the evolution of human rights is the question of rights of minorities. The South Asian region has always been troubled with the problems of minorities. Since the unity of nations desire a peaceful and secured international system, it is imperative to devise a means to solve the issue of treatment of minorities. International community has sought to assure minorities equal rights and freedom from invidious discrimination. There has also been international concern to assure that minorities will flourish so as to preserve that diversity of the human race, which, since the beginning of mankind, has provided a motive power for the development of civilisation and culture by weaving many strands into a single multic oloured tapestry. This book tries to bring a comprehensive coverage on various issues of minorities in the South Asian region and also attempts to provide reasonable solutions to their burning issues. It will prove ideal and dependable reference tool for academics, policy planners, social activists alike.
Sudhir Kumar Singh is MA, M Phil, PhD from Delhi University and had worked as Research Officer in Sri Ram Institute of Industrial Research, New Delhi. He had participated and presented many papers in the seminars and attended workshop organized by NCERT. He is presently reader in R.B.S.College, Agra of Dr. B.R. University, Agra.