Right to Freedom of Religion Right to Freedom of Religion, covered in Articles 25,
26, 27 and 28 of our Constitution, which provides religious freedom to all
citizens of India.
The objective of this right is to sustain the principle of secularism in
India. India is a secular state and there is no official religion in India.
According to the Constitution, all religions are
equal before the state. Every person has a right to profess,
practice and propagate the religion of his choice.
(b) Cultural and Educational Rights
As India is a country of many languages, religions and
cultures, the Constitution provides special measures in Article 29-30, to
protect the rights of the minorities. Here, the Constitution specifies the
Cultural and Educational Rights of the minorities.
Any section of citizens with a distinct language or culture
have a right to conserve it. No citizen can be discriminated against for
admission in state or state aided institution. All minorities, religious or linguistic
can set up their own educational institutions to preserve and develop their own
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