Minorities’ right to education under the constitution of India
Linus O Nwauzi
The desire to protect the rights of the minorities in India by the founding fathers has been there since the independence of India. Hence the constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution had a special committee headed by H. C. Mookerjee who was a Christian. This sincere and patriotic desire by the founding fathers of India to protect the interest and rights of the minorities crystallized in devoting Article 30 of the Constitution of India to guaranteeing the minorities the right to establish and manage educational institutions to preserve, promote and protect their cultures, languages and religions. This right however does not derogate on the minorities’ right to enjoy the other fundamental rights to education or other rights guaranteed to other citizens of India. This article examines the extent of this right, its limits and practical applications in the life of Indians especially the said minorities.