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Role of Judiciary and Religious Practices in India

Author :
  • Sankalp Raj
The Law of land that is Constitution draw a broad relationship between Religion and Judiciary. Religion is sum total of faith and believe and its main aim to bring harmony in the society. Indian society after independence was left with so many religions and their followers. These with time grew and developed and our constitutional provisions and goals also supported the existence of them all. It is interesting to evaluate religion as a social structure in which faith, worship, rituals, customs and practices are normal. This system of multiple religions existence crates or disturbs the social peace and harmony, but we adopt the thoughts of secularism through our constitution which is an aid against all these. It is a peculiar fact that the term religion was intentionally not given a definition by the makers of the Constitution, so it is the judiciary which is highly indebted with all duty bound to interpret all constitutional provision in a sensible manner. There is a long time debate going on topic of traditional value and constitutional value. Being the constitutional guardian it keeps his eye on religious practices and live regulated by them. This research examine how judiciary define and demarcates religion, religious practices and religious freedom. The paper gives all idea about the judicial activism in setting a religion based conflict. This paper gives you overview about the role of court that it is not stick to only adjudication part but also actively intervenes and shapes public discourse in relation of religion.
Keywords : Secularism, Traditional Value, Religious Practices, Judicial Activism, etc
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