A discussion on ‘Secularism’ seems to be highly pertinent at this moment given the fact that our country is now witnessing fissiparous tendencies apparently based on religion. Although the menace of communalism is not a new phenomenon in the Indian society, yet it is quite baffling and embarrassing that even after more than six decades of independence and despite an emphatic proclamation by the constitution that we are secular, still things are not so bright.

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