The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. A manifesto was drawn at the Indian Liberals Conference held in the year 1985. The declaration was adopted amid a time period where there were gross violations of human rights with recurrent threats to the foundations of peace, liberal principles, and democracy. This public declaration of IGL emphasized the stand of freedom and democracy and the need for its revival. The concept of decentralization and freedom was highlighted in pursuance of the relationship between the Centre and the States. The third part of the proclamation focused on the institutional issues in modern democracies and put forth the underlying need for the change in the structure of the State and society. The fourth part focused on breaking the cultural barrier of political and racial intolerance through education. The last part accentuated the economic issues in India then and the need for an economic reformation. The manifesto concluded with the need for developing liberal values and faith for upholding a true democratic stand.