India is NOT a secular state

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  1. fyodor

    fyodor Regular Member

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    They also warn that the BJP’s probable victory constitutes a “threat to India’s secular fabric”. First of all, they assume that India is a secular state, which it is not. Every secular state on earth by definition observes equality before the law for every citizen regardless of religion. India, by contrast, has different family law systems (marriage, inheritance) depending on one’s religion, e.g. Muslim men can immediately impose a divorce while all others have to pass judicial procedure (thus also causing discrimination by gender for Muslim men vs. Muslim women).

    Moreover, it has arrogated the right to reform Hindu law, while it passively abides by the other law systems, e.g. it has abolished Hindu polygamy but continues to allow Muslim polygamy. So, it discriminates between religions. It extends those discriminations legally and constitutionally to the fields of education (where minorities are privileged over the Hindus) and places of worship (where politicians plunder Hindu temple funds while respecting those of churches and mosques, sometimes even financing these out of Hindu temple funds). This is quite unsecular, and the only party announcing the abolition of these discriminations, the only party which wants to make India a secular state, is the BJP.

    - Koenraad Elst

    more: Modi and the media
     
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    sam80 Regular Member

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    Great Article ,Writer has knowledge of "Real conditions" in India , and "Polygamy Secularism"
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    The negetive aspects of Hinduism has been done away with. No one will even try to do these things in Islam.
     
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    The article is very good. Especially liked the start,
    For me, that's the summary of the dirty tactics. Even our own Indian media & so called secular never mention these Hindu deaths nor have ever interviewed them. Today, we all talk about inclusive, surely then you have got to do that for every department, including victims. There are a lot of victims who never got any justice and have been neglected completely.
     
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    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    To be honest no body talks about the situation precursor to the Gujarat riots and even 1984 riots. How Hindus were killed in Gujarat and Punjab. Don't want to go in detail but this is just pietism, blaming every thing on Modi is plain subterfuge.
     
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  7. Pratap

    Pratap Tihar Jail Banned

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    Good that you raised point as regards Punjab. Hindus are last real heathens so obviously commies and abrahmics will feel happy seeing Hindus roasted alive.
    BTW, what is situation in Zaire?
     
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    common thing about congress and pakistan, both doesn't care about hindus
     
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    secularism means not thinking of a religion while administration of a policy but our administration is muslim centred
     

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