The tussle between secularism and religious freedom in India: An analytical view
Nakul Bansal, Ekta Sehra
As per the western concept of secularism, secularism can be defined as a strict separation of state from religion. India's case, where religion has a significant role in individuals' personal lives, is quite different from Western ones. In India, there is no discrimination in the treatment of any religion. Religious freedom is a fundamental right in India, and one cannot discriminate based on religion. This paper tries to look into various theories of secularism in India along with religious freedom as enshrined in the Indian constitution. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of both secularism and religious freedom in India.