The paradox of secularism

News Today 05.08.2022

Secularism has been a catchword and a watchword in the modern era, especially in post independent election-riddled India. All political parties swear by secularism and compete with each other to prove that they are more secular than the others. Die-herd secularists and intellectuals got a shot in the arm when Indira Gandhi, by the Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act, 1976, amended the Preamble to the Constitution adding the words ‘Secular’ along with ‘Socialist’ to make India a “sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.” (Read More)


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