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"Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 20 Jun 2019 21:21
by ramana
Use this to gather relevant papers, articles, videos, podcasts, etc., and keep abreast of relevant current events, such as ongoing court cases, proposed legislation, etc. etc.

Thanks to A_Gupta.

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 20 Jun 2019 22:28
by KLNMurthy
Is this thread meant only for research & information or can we post political views and analyses pertaining to RTE etc.?

I am going to post my political thoughts, mods may delete if inappropriate.

To me, RTE represents an admission of failure on the part of state governments to provide accessible quality education to the disadvantaged. In principle, there is no reason why all sections of society shouldn't have free access to Kendriya Vidyalaya quality of education. Congress deliberately withheld this from India's disadvantaged, and then introduced RTE as a sop as well as a way to hammer Hindu institutions. RTE can't scale enough to make up for the failure of public education system.

Secondly, looking at the issue from the POV of a Hindu institution that is strapped for cash due to RTE, is the only issue one of unfair financial burden? If that can be overcome--with improved govt payments, e.g.--isn't RTE then an opportunity to seed more of the lower strata youth with Hindu-centric mindsets? It would take more awareness among school managements etc., however.

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 20 Jun 2019 22:40
by Suraj
Analyses are fine, provided they're backed by reference material and constitute an effort to help the forum learn more concrete information. 'Views' are going to be restricted because it will descend into shallow whining.

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 20 Jun 2019 23:12
by siqir

In this very important talk, Hariprasad N highlights the need to amend Articles 26 to 30 of the Indian Constitution if Hindu community wants to thrive as a Dharmic society.

only after watching this talk i got to realize how badly we have been stiffed by our own constitution

it ties in to what sankrant sanu says about indian state being colonial in nature rather than of the people by the people or for the people

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 20 Jun 2019 23:22
by Rudradev
X-posting from Strat 2019 thread, as this is a repository for resources:

A_Gupta wrote:
This will help. ... sp=sharing
"Freedom of Religion and the Supreme Court of India"
Anil Rao, Master's Thesis in Law, University of Ghent.
(This is Balu's school).

For those who are interested in crowd-funding research: ... h-program/

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 21 Jun 2019 00:05
by A_Gupta ... ins-145416

Court Cannot Destroy Faith & Beliefs Of People: Madras HC Rejects Plea Against Performance Of 'Yajnas For Rains' [Read Order] By: Ashok Kini2 Jun 2019

"It is performed with hope and belief and though they may be successful or not, this Court cannot destroy such belief or hopes of the multitude of people"

This Court cannot destroy such beliefs or hopes of the multitude of people, remarked the Madras High Court while dismissing a petition challenging the circular issued by the Commissioner of Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, to perform "yagnas" propagating rain, in all important temples under its control.

In the circular, the commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department directs to conduct Yagna 'so that the state may enjoy bountiful rain and attain prosperity!'

V. Anbazhagan, Editor of "Makkal Seithi Maiyyam" and a social worker, approached the High Court challenging this circular on the ground that it is against the tenets of the Constitution of India and also against the concept of secularism followed by our country and violates the very objects and scope of the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959. He also sought a direction to the state and HR&CE Department to develop scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform as per Article 51(a)(h) of the Constitution of India.

Please read the rest of the article which includes some important statements of opinion by the Justices. The article says, "the bench further remarked that the present petition is an attempt to disturb the faith in the religious beliefs among the people, to bring about disruption in peace and harmony".

The bench was Justice C.V. Karthikeyan and Justice Krishnan Ramasamy.

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 21 Jun 2019 02:49
by Rudradev
One more resource. A sort of FAQ and very condensed overview of the content of SN Balagangadhara's "The Heathen In His Blindness": itself a brilliant but very long and dense tome. This would provide some context for understanding the ideas in Anil Rao's thesis. ... -religion/

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

Posted: 03 Aug 2019 14:56
by siqir
jsaideepak talk in sunnyvale

18 minute mark to 19:00 on current dispensation view on so called core issues