The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

How are the terms secular and secularism equally controversial in India?

Answer

In Indian context, secular person or state is one that does not favour any particular religion over others. In this sense, it is just opposite of communalism or fanaticism. Secularism implies here respect for all religions rather than separation or distancing. E.g. public holidays are declared in India for all religious festivals.

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