"‘the Nation’s official renunciation of its deities’ "

India has long been a country with a history of great religious diversity and tension. So as not to favour one official religion, upon the nation’s independence the newly formed constitution declared the nation to be a secular republic that must uphold the right of citizens to freely worship and propagate any religion or faith. The Constitution of India also declares the right to freedom of religion as a fundamental right.

The wording of the original 1947 Constitution of India declares that India resolves to secure to all its Citizens, ‘liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship’

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