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What is true meaning of Secularism?

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Asked by sumukh chincholkar, 27 Jul '12 09:30 am
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The Preamble to the Constitution of India declares that India is a secular country.
The term secularism refers to the governmental practice of indifference towards religion.
Secular politics attempt to prevent religious philosophies or bodies from influencing governmental policies

The philosophy that the Indian constitution upholds is a kind of secular humanism made relevant through a historical development of the ideology within the context of religious pluralism in India.
Nevertheless, the Indian Government has adopted race-based (Parliamentary reservations for Anglo Indians), caste-based (Reservations in India), and religion-based (Central Wakf Council, Christian Law of Succession in India, and HINDU RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE ENDOWMENTS DEPARTMENT) policies for governing.

The Constitution India prohibits discrimination against members of a particular religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. However, there are many groups in India who claim that secularism isn't truly ...more
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Answered by anantharaman, 27 Jul '12 11:46 am

 
  
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All stupid actions with 'vote bank'in mind is Indian secularism.
Indians are basically 'secular' on account of tradition and tolerance. But British rulers and Indian political nethas twisted the spirit of secularism for selfish interests.
Answered by Karthik Venkataramani, 27 Jul '12 09:59 am

 
  
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All that is right doesn't have to be based in religion ..
Answered by peeping tom, 27 Jul '12 09:48 am

 
  
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In india it means to do everything un-secular oneself while continuously harping on others for being non-secular in typical goebbels style which the congress keeps on doing all the time since 1947. what a shame!
Answered by canaqa, 27 Jul '12 09:34 am

 
  
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