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Hindu—Muslim Conflict in the Subcontinent

Iqbal A. Ansari

The vision of a new South Asia needs to be inspired by the ideology of the human rights movement, whose two major concerns today are the pursuit of equality and celebration of diversity, ensuring effective enjoyment of the right to equality by all human individuals and groups, along with the right to preserve their distinct identity. Taking into consideration the worldwide reality that smaller communities, based on language, script, religion, or culture different from that of the dominant community are generally subjected to majoritarian pressure of assimilation, and its members are subjected to discrimination and exclusion, human rights norms require provision of special measures ...

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