|Consider the following statements regarding the rights of minorities.|
|1. The wearing and carrying of Kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion under the Article 25(2).|
|2. Any sections of citizens having a distinct language, script or culture of its own has the right to conserve the same under Article 29(1).|
|3. No citizen is to be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the state or aided at the state on grounds of religion, race, caste or language under Article 30 (2).|
|4. When the President is satisfied that a substantial proportion of the population of a state desire the use a any language spoken by them to be recognised by that state, then he may direct that such language should also be officially recognised in that state under Article 347.|
|Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 1, 2 and 4
B) 2 and 3
C) 1 and 4
D) (d) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] The Constitution contains special provisions to safeguard the social, educational and economic interests of the minorities. Some of these are common to both religious minorities and linguistic minorities while some others are meant exclusively for linguistic minorities. So, the Statement 1 and 2 are correct. As per Article 29(2), no citizen is be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the state or aided by the state on grounds of religion, race, caste or language. So, the Statement 3 is incorrect. Article 347 deals with special provision relating to language spoken by a section of the population of a state. So the Statement 4 is correct in this regard.
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