Bui these are not the only reason for hamstringing the induction of secularism into the Indian polity, there are other and more potent reasons too. One cannot Drench secularism as a legal or logical dictate. They do not wish to curtail religious freedoms. Meanwhile, privately, several senior party functionaries spoke of their disquiet over the message sent out by Mr. The battle of secularism and democracy has also to be fought at the grass root levels where a set ideals generating strong idealism is required to mobilize and prepare the masses for struggle. But this compulsion must not be mistaken for a dictate. Antony stressed that he was referring only to Kerala, but most Congressmen extrapolated it to mean he was referring to the country.
The preamble of our constitution clearly marks India as a 'Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic'. This resulted in a social development that was mixed; on the one hand secularism thrived and on the other though communalism remained dormant, was never dead. Privilege is a key concept in modern sociology and social justice. The debate over triple talaq touched on this aspect of the discourse. Because only religion teaches tolerance, It is simply a vote catching device.
Rise of Terrorism and Backlash against appeasement of minorities from Hindus. Secularism protects free speech and expression Religious people have the right to express their beliefs publicly but so do those who oppose or question those beliefs. Hindu religion is portrayed by the Left as full of discriminations based on castes. The personal life of a person holding a public office is carefully scrutinised. In government schools, where majority of children in Kerala once studied, they were brainwashed to feel that Hindu scriptures approved discrimination and the Hindu Past of Kerala was associated with feudal oppression. Both the elements are not only the enemy of the Indian polity with religious diversity which incidentally is still the most stable polity in the Third World Countries, but also destroyer of the hard won freedom by the Indians.
But the truth is, God exists, and we do need Him. Respect for diversity not only embodies the democratic spirit, it is the real guarantee of unity. The left parties and Congress compete with each other to bail out workers of fundamentalist groups even if they are caught by law enforcement agencies. This period also saw the rise of other militant Hindu organizations such as the BajrangDal and the Shivsena. Believing that religion is a good thing or should be encouraged isn't privilege, but thinking it should have special entitlements is. In a country were the line between private and public does not exist, the French model of secularism, which restricts religion to the private sphere, will not be feasible. The Queen is both head of state and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
The most potent reason obstructing the induction of secularism into the Indian polity is the constant proliferation of communal sentiments all over India. But if a group of people interpret secularism in a selective way and implement it to establish their supremacy then, on the day the exploited group realizes the ploy, they will retaliate. Laws such as the ban on the slaughter of cows, an animal that is considered to be holy within Hinduism, arguably elevate the beliefs of the Hindu faith over that of others. Religious privilege can act as a proxy for other forms of privilege including class, race or gender. But it cannot be the ideological structure for a society. Secularists do not believe that mankind can have a set of permanent values such as are taught in the Bible. Secularism is the best chance we have to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and peacefully.
Politicians making this claim are normally arguing for Christianity to be given special treatment, for their own policy ideas, or against secularism. In the Bombay riots of 1992, more than 1,000 people died, mostly Muslims, following the demolition of a mosque. Although legislative prejudice may not be as obvious in other countries, lack of outrage and inaction following discrimination of religious groups remains an issue. Certain castes and communities have had enjoyed the benefits of India's progress while others have not enjoyed their share. The two terms belong to the medieval era and are hallmark of the fanatics and the crusaders.
Its primary objective is the total elimination of all religious elements from society. Vajpayee government was in power — party leaders succumbed overground too. Their proposals must be subject to argument and reason, and should not be accorded any undue automatic respect. Personal habits or behaviour impacts the social image of an individual. But many religious people realise that by rejecting privilege they gain more personal religious freedom. Unlike Muslims in Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka who speak Urdu and local language, Kerala Muslims speak only Malayalam. The concept of tolerance was there even in Vedic time.
Equally, someone who is never going to have to be singled out by withdrawing from compulsory school prayer may not see the problem with making a non-religious child have to opt out. It should have been publicized as such. And yet recent political and social events have questioned this declaration. Or even the rape of some sisters in Gujarat, their fault being the spreading of the word of their God. What is the use of tears , paranjenthu kaa. President Barack Obama See a on the topic of secularism.