Monday, July 15, 2013

Is India Really A Secular Nation ?

What is Secularism ?
              Secularism is the principle of separation of government institutions, and the persons mandated to represent the State, from religious institutions and regions dignitaries.

 India is a secular country as per the declaration in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. It prohibits discrimination against members of a particular religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.

But the question arises here, Is India Really A Secular Nation ?

This can be a debatable topic and many people might have their own reasons for it. I will touch just a few visible evidences which make me ask this question again and again.

Still in our day to day life we see discrimination against members of a particular religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. I will quote an example for each case.

Religion / Race / Caste : Much can be said on this but a simple example would be Marriage. People of India although have become so called modern still deep down when it comes to marriage the mentioned 3 aspects hinder their modern thought process.

Sex (Male / Female) : We say we have moved out of the tribes / villages and we are following western civilization where females are equal to males. I do agree that females are given proper education and they do jobs as well, But there is still discrimination seen where girls being highly / more educated are not given right place / position in the so called modern corporate working organisation. Even in 21st century we females being abused / harassed in the offices. Where is the equality ??

Now is the time to take a call and to make India a Real Secular Nation !!!