Apocalyptic Evolution of the Concept of Secularism; Invasion of Neosecularism into Contemporary Indian Society

  • Nohitha Anil and Lakshmi Priya P.
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  • Nohitha Anil

    Student at School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

  • Lakshmi Priya P.

    Student at School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

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Secularism in Indian Constitution is the idea that religion and state should be kept apart and that all religions should be treated equally by the state. Today, world is becoming, increasingly secular as a result of social political and economic development. India’s socio-political landscape has undergone a significant shift since assuming power by the political majority in 2014, particularly in its redefined notion of secularism. India’s transitioning to Neo Secularism involves a shift in the country’s approach to secularism often deviating from the constitutional definition of secularism. This shift has given rise to concerns over how to define the Indian nation, handle religious minorities and strike a balance between majoritarianism and cultural diversity. The political majority challenges traditional secularism, advocating for a redefined version known as ‘Positive Secularism’. This represents a larger ideological shift towards Hindu majoritarianism by bringing Indian culture into line with Hindu culture. In an effort to unite the country under a Hindu-centric identity, the political majority’s view on nationalism and secularism are interconnected with its Hindutva ideology. Concern over India’ political future and diversity are raised by the political majority’s attitude to secularism and governance, which marks a major shift from the nation’s long history of secular nationalism. To promote a secular attitude among people in India requires various reformation strategies. This includes providing education to people, organizing movements for social reform, social engineering and learning genuine facts and unlearning all the pseudo facts at the same time.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1337 - 1344

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117193

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