Addressing a seminar on ‘Cultural and Educational Rights – Articles 29 and 30 of the Indian Constitution’ organized by ‘Judicial Quest’ magazine, he said, “…Will I live as a minority in my country where I was born? . What is the meaning of minority? Am I less than equal? Isn’t this embarrassing for me? Doesn’t this insult my dignity as a human being?”
He said in Urdu that minority has been used in view of the legacy of the colonial government. He cited Articles 14 (equality before law) and 15 (prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion and race) of the Constitution.
“I am fundamentally against the Tasabbur of Akliyat (minority) and Aksriyat (majority). We are human fraternity.” He said that India has given shelter to people of different religions including Jews, Zoroastrians, Christians.
Khan had expressed the same view in talks on Pakistan during a conference in Delhi on 9 October. He said that when it comes to India, he rejected the notion of ‘majority-minority’ as all its citizens have “equal rights” unlike Pakistan, in Pakistan “non-Muslims have all rights”. are not received.