Divine Influence: Religion as a Foundation for Legal Systems

  • Priyanshi Singh
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  • Priyanshi Singh

    Student at School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, India

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This in-depth paper examines the complex interrelationship between religion and the law in the context of Indian law. An introduction to legal systems and the special relationship between laws and religious practices comes first. The study next explores the relationship between religion and law, specifically how moral obligations derived from religious convictions impact adherence to or disregard for legal requirements. A historical tour highlights India's dedication to religious tolerance by tracing the origins of legislation that is firmly ingrained in religious traditions. The story highlights the influence of the major religions on legal systems by examining the rise of Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. The paper examines India's constitutional transition to secularism in more detail, emphasizing the fine line that separates secular legislation from private religious beliefs. It looks at the changing legal scene and the problems that conflict resulting from religious differences continues to pose. Most importantly, the research reveals the overlaps and conflicts between religion and jurisprudence.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1089 - 1098

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116842

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