Short Essay on the Educational Rights of Minorities – Treating unequal’s as equals is as bad as treating equals as unequal’s. Our Constitution provides for equality of opportunity to all but meting out equal treatment to those who did not start off equally in the first place means treating unequal’s as equals.
Minorities in India have had to face adverse discrimination and, therefore, do not stand on equal footing with others, which made the framers of the Constitution, through Article 29 and Article 30, accord special rights to the people who form religious or linguistic minority in India.
The idea of giving some special rights to the minorities is not to hurt a privileged section of the population but to give to the minorities a sense of security. Special rights for minorities were designed not to create inequalities but to bring about equality by ensuring the preservation of the minority institutions and by guaranteeing autonomy in the matter of administration of these institutions.