International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 9, Part C (2021)
Freedom of religion: Rights, duties and restrictions
Secularism is one of the basic features of the Constitution of India. The Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to citizens by making them irrelevant to their religious beliefs. Secularism does not mean to declare a heretical state or state to be atheist but to keep the state and religion independent of each other. The nature of freedom of religion under the Fundamental Rights is helpful in explaining the concept of secularism. According to Articles 25 to 28, citizens have the right to freedom of religion and this right is also protected from interference by the state like other fundamental rights. The state should not interfere in the matters of religion, it is considered the essential feature of the secular government system. The state has no religion but its citizens have the right to preserve their religious faith.
Where it is a fact that the state will not interfere in matters of religious right, the question arises whether these rights are absolute, will the policy of non-interference fail to deal with any negative impact on law and order etc. Through this paper, an attempt has been made to know on what grounds the state can interfere with the rights of religious freedom and limit them, bring them under restrictions.
How to cite this article:
Gauri Dutt Tiwari. Freedom of religion: Rights, duties and restrictions. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(9):165-167.