"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities".    ---Ayn Rand                

     The influence of minority groups in any democratic system is not always cordially tolerated by the ‘indifferent majority’. So what are the essential features that constitute a valid minority opinion? The main thing is that this influence is rather strong  when the  minority is the 'minority of the truth'.The informative-social influence of the minority is more or less  the society’s first step in embarking upon the truth.But what happens when the majority suppresses the minority influence  resulting in the latter's  conformity which happens due  to the powerful normative influence?-The intuitive  answer is that such a situation is not practically  possible within any  autonomous group, since group formation itself is not merely a matter of political discussions viz.it has its roots in languages ,religious beliefs,cultural traditions,geographic locations and many other factors.To each of these reasons , there are a plethora of inter group connections.In a nut shell any group is only apparently a self governing group.For that matter, with a slight deviation from the context, even the universe itself is an interconnected fabric  of gravitational systems..                 Well ,then what may  be  the role of minority influence in a democratic system ?It is reasonable to assume that   since ‘values’ play a major role in group formation,the strength of democracy lies in the values it promotes.If the value system is corrupt and violating human dignity and fundamental rights  , it may eventually weaken the democracy.'Values' here turn out to be the decisions arising from the awareness of 'truth'.The more you are aware of the truth , the better your values will be.To conclude, the key to minority influence is in the value bases  it creates or ‘make aware of ‘  among the majority....

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