SECULARISM IN INDIA
India is a secular country. Secularism means that everybody enjoys complete religious freedom. Government will not compel anybody to adopt any particular religion. Religious freedom is our fundamental right and it is written in our constitution. Everybody has the freedom to propagate any religion, to adopt any religion or construct any religious building. The government will give freedom to all religions alike. No particular religion will be taught in school textbooks. India is a country of different religions. Therefore, secularism is the only basis in which different cultures can live and develop peacefully.
Every citizen is free in his religious matters. All religions are treated equally. That is why there is cordial relationship amongst the people having different religion. There is no religious distinction in government’s jobs. In India minority communities enjoy greater religious freedom. Some undesirable elements have come up and have developed in the name of religion. These bad elements affect our general life. They should be checked.
Some fanatics in every religioun cause great miseries to those people who belong to other religion. Those who are ignorant and uneducated, often fall victims to these fanatics. Sometimes the politicians use religions as their tool to arouse the emotions of the people for religious conflicts. They poison the mind of the people for their selfish ends. Communal riots are the examples of their bad shameful deeds. The citizens should not be misled in this way. They should live respecting other religions.