South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016 - Mapping the Terrain

South Asia State of Minorities Report Collective

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Abstract

South Asia, the most populous region in the world, is home to large numbers of minorities. Across the region, many of the religious, ethnic, linguistic and indigenous minorities, particularly women and the poor, face marginalization and suffer the worst forms of exclusion. These abuses are not just limited to discrimination in the socio-economic sphere, but also the denial of the most basic human rights. The denial of rights to minorities in South Asia along religious, ethnic, caste or gender lines, is increasingly a factor behind much of the internal and external conflicts in the region and a barometer not only of the wider situation of human rights, but of the prospects for peace and security in the region.

Document type: Book
Publisher: Books for Change
Place of Publication: Indien
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 August 2018
ISBN: 978-81-926907-3-5
Number of Pages: 463
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Südasien, Nationale Minderheit, Religiöse Minderheit, Sprachliche Minderheit, Minderheitenrecht
Uncontrolled Keywords: Südasien, Minderheitenrecht, Religion, Ethnie / South Asia, Minority Right, Religion, Ethnicity
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: South Asia