Law, Politics, and the Erasure of the Secular Constitutional Identity of India | Manwendra Tiwari
Manwendra Tiwari in Law, Politics, and the Erasure of the Secular Constitutional Identity of India the state of Indian polity in the contemporary world vis-à-vis secularism is discussed by the author. While the analysis may not be empirical, it provides multiple instances to advance the argument that the textual presence of transformative constitutional values does not guarantee protection. The author has inter alia discussed the politics of cow protection, laws on religious conversions, use of Hindu rituals in public events, especially inaugural ceremonies and argued that the principles of secularism are engaged in a constant struggle against the pre-constitutional non-secular polity of India. Relying on the role of constitutional courts in the infamous dispute of Ayodhya (Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Case), religious conversions laws and so on, Dr. Tiwari argues that the judiciary has been inadvertently complicit in the failure to realise the true character of a secular nation.
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