Freedom of Religion: Under Indian Context
Volume III, Issue III, 2020
“Right to freedom of religion is not only a right guaranteed by the constitution but also at the same time is a duty expected to be followed, for the betterment and overall growth of the society.” The flexibility of religion does not imply that each individual can do what he feels under the shroud of the religion. It doesn’t imply that the religion is wild, free. The framers of the Constitution given some limitation on the flexibility of religion, with the goal that the profitable right of the opportunity of religion may not be abused. Religion is an indispensable part of human existence. Freedom of religion is considered as the third most important civil liberty after the right to life and personal liberty and the freedom of speech and expression. The Indian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and acknowledges the individual’s autonomy in his or her relationship with God. As the establishing fathers were composing the Constitution, they trusted that administration should have been mainstream so as to keep the peace between religious groups, and they put forth an admirable attempt to make a statement with no religious desires.
Keywords: Constitution, Religion, Secularism, Tolerance, Flexibility, Liberty, Right, General Public, Morality, Public Health