Secularism as followed in India means that all religions and ideologies no matter how perverted or old are sanctimonious and above criticism. But my question is how can such perverted ideologies which allow man to marry 4 wives,give her divorce by sending 'talaq' as SMS,gender oppression,burkha,caste oppression(reservations) etc can be given legal status in a country which claims to be modern and secular? We are all taught in school and at home that we should respect all religions and that hinduism basic tenet is to respect other religion equally. My question is that when Shankracharya himself doesn't respected every ideology equally then why should we? He went all over Iddia debating with pundits and contradicting their philosophy. The peaceful Buddha himself left no argument unturned to show the corrupt brahmin philosophy of his time. They all called spade a spade! Then why do we,the inheritors of these great people and philosophy are taught to accept all ideologies blindfolded? India has a history of purva-paksha or putting different ideologies in the light of rationalism and analyzing it logically. I think that since we have forgotten our own rational culture, India has become a land of bigots and intellectual slaves. Our slavery can be just comprehended by the simple fact that so many stupid Indians(pardon my arrogance) continue to elect Congress even after 65 years of shameless and open looting.