What is Secularism? How did the Indian Constitution make India a secular state?
Secularism does not confer any privilege or favour on any particular religion. All religions are
treated equally by the law.
- Secularism is based on the idea that the state is concerned only with relations among human beings and not with the relation between human beings and God.
- A secular state is one that does not establish any one religion as the official religion.
- Indian secularism keeps equal distance from all religions.
- The state has to be neutral and impartial in dealing with all religions.