Essay Writing about ARE WE SECULAR?

Jose John June 3, 2016 No Comments
ARE WE SECULAR? India is a Socialist Secular Democratic Republic pledged to secure to all its citizens justice, liberty and equality, and to promote among them all fraternity, assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the nation. This is stated in the Preamble of the Constitution itself. Actually, while the word “secularism” is rattier vague, and was introduced by the 42nd Amendment in 1976. Articles 25 to 30 of the Constitution relating to the freedom of religion and freedom to manage religious affairs are more specific. They contain the clear directive that “no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds”. There is also the further provision in Article 28(3) that no person attending any educational institution recognized by the State or receiving aid out of State funds shall be required to take part in any religious instruction that may be imparted in such institution, or to attend any religious worship that may be conducted in such institution or in any premises attached thereto, unless such person or, if such person is a minor/ his guardian, has given his consent thereto. Thus, complete religious freedom, with the absence of any compulsion whatsoever in religious matters, does the supreme law...
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