Article 29 : This article makes provisions related to minority.
Minority is defined in India on the basis of language, religion, culture. It is the sole authority of government to provide minority status to any community. Article 29 is available to all the minority communities.
This article makes following special provisions:
- Any section of citizens residing in the territory of India or any part thereof having a distinct language, script or culture of its own shall have the right to conserve the same.
- No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintain by the state or receiving aid out of state funds on the ground only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them.
As per this article provides freedom to the minority community of preserve their language, script or culture. A minority community can make provisions for its member to do certain things in order to preserve its culture.
In order to preserve its culture these minority communities can make museum, or any other such institutions which they consider necessary from the fund collected from its own community members.
Right to preserve their culture is the part of the Fundamental Rights of the Indian constitution so that any individual can approach the Supreme Court if their right is violated (as per the provision of Article 32 of the Indian constitution)