Secularism has become a Tool to Justify the Wrongs done by the Minorities

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Ajay yadav said:   3 years ago
Hello everyone, this is Ajay Kumar.

Today my topic is secularism has become a tool to justify the wrong done by minorities, first of all, we have to about the secularism which means that no one of our nations can be discriminated on the basis of race, caste or, religion all have to treated equally to each other. But now things are very different and even we can say that India is no more secular country nowadays peoples are discriminated on the basis of their caste, religion etc main reason of the discrimination in India is politics. And also if a person is caught doing some illegal activities and they caught by doing this and when judiciary will punish him or her then they use to tell that they are punishing because they have come from minorities section. So, I think in point of view secularism becomes a tool to justify wrongs done by minorities.

Thank you.
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Yedhusree said:   3 years ago
Secularism is the freedom to practice and follow our believes. We cannot think of India without this provision since it is the land of thousands of believes and practices. When religious and cast railings exist, we cannot think about peace and integrity since it is not very pragmatic. Neither we cannot think about demolishing these practices. What we need is to sustain this secularism without exploitation. Secularism is not a considerable latitude for the minorities to embezzle the freedom they are given. Religious background of a person should not hold back the govt from taking action against the perversities they commit in the society.
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Raman said:   4 years ago
Secularism can be defined as equality among religion. Whenever any decision taken by the government for the law making it should be followed by everyone instead of any religion. We live in India and we must be follow the religion of being Indians.
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Deepak. said:   4 years ago
Secularism means anyone can follow/practice and propagate any religion. And no one can enforce any other religion on others, Its a legal term that justifies the right to practice their own religion. But that does not mean we can kill in the name of religion, either a majority nor the minority can impose their views on others as its the fundamental right given by our Constitution. No its not a tool used by minorties to do wrong but to ask justice to the wrongs commited by the majority.
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PARIJAT said:   5 years ago
Hello everyone.

I totally support the subject matter of this discussion. Talking about India, with the passage of time secularism in India is becoming like an irrelevant term inscribed in the Indian constitution. It has started acquiring "no purpose" to be written in the constitution. It seems the real meaning of secularism i.e. "equality on the basis of caste, creed and religion", is completely reversed. India has become a huge storehouse of atrocities based on religion. Mental and physical tortures, honour killing etc are chief examples of crimes based on the religion of a person.

Coming to the minority section, a very burning issue that can be sighted is the crimes done on Dalits. Unnecessary restrictions, harassment, lynching etc on Dalits, have grabbed the news headlines these days. They're even put behind the bars because of their minority status. Why do such incidents occur? Is this what we call secularism? Dalits are considered the lower section of the society. They're given a low status. By who? yes, by the society. So from these incidents isn't it crystal clear that the meaning of "secularism" is completely distorted? Of, course yes. Secondly, we can also see another discrimination i.e.discrimination against innocent Muslims in India. It's true that the Hindu religion dominates India. But again, keeping in mind that India is secular, it also means the other religions apart from Hinduism also should have a respectable place in our country. But the picture is different. We see innocent Muslims being beaten to death publicly or arrested for no satisfactory reason. Why? Because they're not Hindus.

In a nutshell, I can say that using secularism to judge minorities, is an issue which can demolish the dignity of our country at a global level, in the future. It will erase the atmosphere of brotherhood. But should we blame only we people for this? No. The lawmakers, the politicians, the entire government should also be equally blamed. There are persons who are running the country, making efforts to make India a global superpower, but, at the same time promoting the notion of making a "one-religion" country. Hence it is a shame that the eminent freedom fighters who worked so hard to frame the constitution and promised to abide by the preamble, are indirectly disrespected.
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Gaurav said:   5 years ago
Secularism means anyone can follow any religion. No one can force anyone to follow a religion. But nowadays some people who even not follow secularism. Justify their crimes by secularism. Crime and terrorism do not have a relationship with religion. Anyone can do there is nothing to do with religion.
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Kaushlendra Shubham said:   6 years ago
According to me, Yes. Secularism has become a tool to justify the wrongs done by minorities. Because the mindset of people is going change. The actual means of secularism is equality among all people in terms of religion, casts, justifying and education etc. But now a day we people forgot those things and India is becoming a non-secular country. There are people who do unlawful acts and when they are punished by judiciary then they say that "they are punished because they are from minor religion even after India being a secular country".

Hence, In conclusion, Minorities uses secularism as a tool to justify the wrongs done by them. It should not be there, therefore, the government should have to think about it and have to do some.
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Abhay said:   6 years ago
Secularism in itself does not justify any action or inaction of any individual, group or Government. It is a principle. Just like water, whichever colour you put in it, that will be its colour. Unfortunately, the irony in India is that we being a secular country have a minority too! Strictly sticking to the definition of Secularism, there is no differentiation between 2 individuals. Neither by religion, faith, caste creed nor sex!

As such, existence of the word "minority" for a group of people simply defeats the idea of secularism! And therein lies our problem. The rulers or politicians have always called the lesser number of followers of a faith or religion as minority! If by Law, all people are regardless of their faith or religion, where does the word minority come in?

This minority word is the invention of vote-bank politics! And thus the vote greedy politicians encourage the people to get divided into minority! A handful few of these people then use the word "Secularism" as a defense, offense and at times a phrase to glorify themselves.

Yes, Secularism is a tool! Misused by politicians and a handful of minority to conduct their black deeds.
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Utsav Lakhani said:   6 years ago
Every citizen should get equal voting rights whether the person is from any caste or religion. It is written in the Indian constitution that India is a secular country that means each and every religion is treated equally, there is no disrespect given to any caste. But as the time is passing the mindset of the people is also changing. As INDIA is a secular country its citizen is allowed to follow or practice any religion or caste.
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A Srinivas Rao said:   6 years ago
Secularism means.

1. Fundamental rights for every people in the country will be same.

2. There is no law or felicity which is given to a particular community or religion.

3. There should be no reservation schemes.

4. Voting should not be based on religion or state.

We just called our nation is the secular country but it is a non-secular country we broke all fundamental laws of secularism. If we would be followed all fundamental laws of secularism then it would definitely be a tool to justify the wrong done by the minorities. But today India is not a single country, a country which is made by so many states with the different culture. India is not just divided into different states but people of India has also divided. All people in India occasionally think we are Indians such as (15 Aug, 26 Jan, Gandhi Jayanti etc) and rest of the day we only think about out state where we belong. Britisher ruled the country by dividing rule but after independence, we are still dividing our self from big nation to a small state.
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