NCERT Class 8 Civics: Chapter 2, Question Exercise Q.6
The Indian State both keeps away from religion as well as intervenes in religion. This idea can be quite confusing. Discuss this once again in class using examples from the chapter as well as those that you might have come up with.
→ The Indian State distances itself from the religion and it is not rules by a religious group & nor does it support any one religion.
→ Equal respect is given to all the religions. In order to prevent domination by one particular community, the state may interfere in the religion.
→ State may interfere in the religion to ensure that all the religions are treated equally.
→ Sometimes, the State may have to intervene in the religion based on ‘personal laws’ of the communities to ensure that laws relating to equal inheritance are protected.