World minorities Rights Day observed on December 18
UN Declaration of 18th December 1992:
In order to strengthen the cause of the minorities, the United Nations promulgated the “Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities” on 18th December 1992 proclaiming that: States shall protect the existence of the National or Ethnic, Cultural, Religious and Linguistic identity of minorities within their respective territories and encourage conditions for the promotion of that identity. The National Commission for Minorities has been observing the 18th December as a Minorities Rights Day every year.
Fact sheet: Minister of state independent charge for Minority Affairs: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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