Social Minorities

The Social Minorities

Rekha and her lonely fight

Rekha and her lonely fight



Eight year old Munni

Eight year old Munni

From the perspective of equal access and equal social rights for each and every citizen of India the Indian Minority examines and theorizes that all those individuals who happen to be victims of social, political, cultural and economic isolation will be considered as ‘Social Minorities’.

The ‘social exclusion or boycott’ of any individual is an issue of "infringement of social rights and is highly discriminatory’ towards equal human rights of people. Social exclusion is not an attribute of an individual, but rather a complex collection of conditions, many of which are created by the social environment. Hence, the management of the problem requires social action and is the collective responsibility of society at large to make the environmental modifications necessary for the full participation of vulnerable people in all areas of proper social life. The issue is both cultural and ideological, requiring individual, community, and large-scale social change.

All those who are differently abled, victims of social delinquencies like rape, terrorism, conflicts will be considered as social minorities. Parents and children of convicted criminals, executed terrorists who live with the pain of being socially secluded will also be considered as ‘Social Minorities’.

Those in mixed marraiages and their children still looking for religious and cultural identity and their inclusion therein will also be considered as ‘Social Minorities’.

We do not have an exact data as to how many people in India live in social isolation, exclusion, ostracization and social stigma and due to often due to the choices they have made but this is a forum to talk of those issues and provide voices of integration and assimilation of those people in the huge Indian Society.

We welcome personal stories in this section so that we can understand the issues that affect the vulnerable and leave people excluded from the development and integration process.

Write to us at editor@theindianminority.org if you have a story that needs to be told. Your stories are important for the society to understand issues that people sometimes are insensitive of and overlook inanely.

Posted on May 16, 2014


--- The Indian Minority