WHAT IS SECULARISM? HOW DID THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION MAKE INDIA A SECULAR STATE?
Secularism means the non-interference of the state and the religion in the affairs of each other. In the Indian context, it refers to the freedom of an individual to practice the religion of her/his choice. India is a secular state as the state has no religion of its own. The Constitution of India guarantees equality of all religions and prohibits discrimination against any individual on grounds of religion.