How can you justify Indian secularism? Elucidate.
India is a secular country, declared by its Constitution. It can be explained in the following ways:
- India does not introduce any one religion as the official religion.
- It does not prefer or punish or discriminate people on the basis of religion.
- India cannot compel anyone to take part in religious instruction, to attend any religious worship or pay taxes for the maintenance or promotion of any religion.
- Constitution says that every person has a right to profess, practice and propagate the religion on he or she believes in.
- Indian constitution declares that the state has to be neutral and impartial in dealing with all religions.