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4) Discuss the various constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

4) Discuss the various constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.(250 words)

Indian polity by Lakshmikanth

Why this question:

The question is based on the static portions of the syllabus, it aims to analyse the various constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.

Demand of the question:

This question seeks to examine constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

Start with brief introduction highlighting the significance of the mechanisms to provide for the protection of the minority in the country. Provide for a brief on scenario of minorities in the country – one may quote some facts related to numbers.

Body

Discuss the following points in detail:

  • Discuss first how Democracy and minorities are supplementary and
  • complementary in nature and thus require safeguards.
  • Discuss the constitutional safeguards: The Preamble of the ‘Indian Constitution’; The preamble has authoritatively declared that India is a secular county, Part III of the Indian Constitution contains the cardinal part of Indian constitution; In this context following are the fundamental rights that ensure security and safeguard the rights and
  • privileges of minorities of the country – Article 14, Article 15(4), Article 19, Article 28, Article 29, Article 30.
  • DPSP – Article 38, Article 39. Article 46, Article 49, Article 51 etc.
  • Explain how the various schemes and policies apart from the above constitutional safeguards have constantly aimed at providing safety and upliftment of the minorities in the country.

Conclusion

Conclude with significance of such efforts in a Democracy.

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