Secularism as an Ideology: A Global and Indian Perspective

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Bhavya Gupta

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), College of Legal Studies, Students

Date Written: November 16, 2018


Secularism way that everybody enjoys the entire religious freedom due to this that Government will now not compel all people to adopt any unique faith. Religious freedom is our critical right and is written in our constitution. Everybody has the freedom to publicize any religion, to espouse any religion or acquire any non-secular building. No particular religion is probably a concept in college textbooks.

India is a country of diverse religions and to offer freedom to religion to everyone, and for equality of faith, India changed into declared a Secular country. The word secular modified into brought into the preamble with the aid of way of the 42nd Amendment (1976). As in step with the written Constitution of India, India is an earthly state (India), and we as residents of India have to stand for it.

Secularism turned out to be progressively conspicuous under the British guideline in India as Religion turned into an indivisible piece of governmental issues and public activity. At the season of Independence, secularism was the central point of the political pioneers. Every single unmistakable pioneer of the Indian National Congress like Jawaharlal Nehru were focused on secularism. In any case, shockingly, the correct inverse occurred, collective brutality prompted the unit of India and Pakistan in 1947 as independent countries. Be that as it may, after Independence, India turned into a common nation in which the Indian state did not have any state religion, but rather her kin were allowed to pursue or receive any conviction in the Country.

This task additionally looks forward towards the significance of secularism in different protected systems for instance in America, France, Russia. the first and the last question in which my paper is focusing on whether Secularism is truly followed in the country like India.

Keywords: Secularism, Religion, Freedom, Constitution

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Bhavya, Secularism as an Ideology: A Global and Indian Perspective (November 16, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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