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The term ‘secular’ too was added by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976.

Posted on : 14 Dec 2019

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  • The term ‘secular’ too was added by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976.
  •  However, as the Supreme Court said in 1974, although the words‘ secular state’ were not expressedly mentioned in the Constitution, there can be no doubt that Constitution-makers wanted to establish such a state and accordingly Articles 25 to 28 (guaranteeing the fundamental right to freedom of religion) have been included in the constitution.
  • The Indian Constitution embodies the positive concept of secularism ie, all religions in our country (irrespective of their strength) have the same status and support from the state.

Article Related Questions

  1. The term “Secular” was added by which constitutional amendment act in the preamble of Indian constitution?

  2. 1.42nd Constitutional Amendment Act

    2.44nd Constitutional Amendment Act

    3.86nd Constitutional Amendment Act

    4.91st Constitutional Amendment Act

    Right Ans : 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act

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