Freedom of Religion & Minority status in Reference to India

  • Ganesh Ji and Maithraye
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  • Ganesh Ji

    LLM Student at Amity University Jaipur, India

  • Maithraye

    LLM Student at Amity University Jaipur, India

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Abstract

India is a secular country. The nature of secularism is to treat every religion equally even they are following minority religion. Spirituality is a destiny and religion are just a way to attain spiritual. People choose different ways (Religion) to reach their destiny. India believes every way (Religion) should be treated respectfully. As the result Secularism was added as a part of our Indian Constitution and articles regarding secularism was also added as a part of Fundamental Rights. Some people around the world having a presumption that India is a country following Hinduism as an only religion but the truth is India is having lot of religions most of them are legally recognised and having certain privileges. Now it’s our moral duty to know about our Fundamental rights relating to religion and secularism. This article includes definition of various authors about the word religion and constitutional provision regarding freedom of religion. Measures taken by India to protect religious minorities. Analysing the position of minorities in India comparative to other countries. Evaluate whether Hinduism is a minority religion in India or not. Study of landmark judgement related to freedom of religion and the rights of religious minorities and its overview.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 201 - 212

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112229

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