(5) Social Chaos in Indian Society and Status of Religious Minorities in India after 1947

  • Mumtaz Ahmed Jasvi+Dr. Tahir Masood Qazi
Keywords: Minorities, Hindu Norms, Orthodoxy, Social Rights, Multi-Cultures


The social nature of Indian society is very complex. It has multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-ethnic groups having different lingual and conceptual backgrounds. Hindus are in majority and are dominant politically in India. Due to conversion from Hinduism to other religions, a lot of religious minorities have been created in India. The attitude and behavior of common Hindus and ruling authorities is not as same as they are treated in other countries as a minority. Unfortunately, in India, religious minorities are not enjoying basic rights as charted by United Nation. For these reasons, social disorder is strengthening day to day in Indian society. A number of religious movements are functional to get separate piece of land. Many freedom and rebellion movement are active in India due to worst exploitation by extremist Hindus. After studying the UNO declaration for minorities and practical social status of religious minorities in Indian society, it was felt to highlight the reason for bad treatment for Non-Hindus in India. The main objective of this study is to reveal the legal and social rights of minorities given by Indian government and attitude of Hindu religious groups in India. Three main religious minorities: Christians, Muslims and Sikhs would be taken in this study and how they are being treated after 1947 to till would be discussed? An analytical and qualitative research method will be used in this study.


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