Secularism in the land of TRYATRIMSAKOTI Devatas


Secularism breeds narcissism,there is nothing higher to live for, so you live for you”

Today i want to start with the word” secularism “. This word is the root cause of the idea that buttressed the false narrative   that india is a country without any faith , a country that was the repository of millenia of wisdom of sanatana dharma  was reduced to as if it was a   place of  faithlessness  & adharma and where individulas think only of their personal aspirations  and give up any effort to find the ultimate truth.

original preambel of indian constitution-pre21st march 1977

If i go by definitions  of  “secular ” it would mean,”a doctrine that , rejects religion and religious considerations”. And if i go by few synonyms it would mean “atheism, disbelief,faithlessness, worldliness and agnosticism” Let us see what the preamble of indian constitution says now …

preambel of constitution after the infamous 42nd amendment

“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among…”

in November 15, 1948, during a meaningful debate in the constituent assembly  Prof K T Shah  wanted to introduce this word , “secular ” in the then to be passed  constitution. Nehruji and  others did not allow that through.  what was rejected then got inserted by   “The 42nd amendment to Constitution of India, officially known as The Constitution (Forty-second amendment) Act, 1976, was enacted during the Emergency (25 June 1975 – 21 March 1977) by the Indian National Congress government under Indira Ghandhi”

Emergency itself was anti constitutional, anti people, anti freedom of expression and in that fearful atmosphere where all free speech & thought was  curtailed  and using the brute power derived from docile members of parliament  and the communists,   the 42nd amendment bill  was introduced and passed in the pretext of safeguarding the common men and  women of india .what a extrodinarly duplitious woman she was!The janata party which latter came to power promised to restore the constitution to the previous status to 42nd amendment  and  failed to do so and india is paying the price  for that till date .Now going back to that amended constitution and take the words , “secure to all its citizens JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief,faith and worship” and let us  ponder over the specific words “Belief, faith & worship”, Now  a state by its constitution  that claims it  rejects religion and religious considerations  also claims it is the guardian  of that and claims it will secure  the and worship to its citizens.Compounding this contradiction so many utterences of supremecourt has given interpretaions to the word ,secular     in different judgements .Empowering  various stakehoders to use & misuse the , “secular “word to  suit their purposes

The Irony of it, communists  and hoardes of left leaning  intelectuals who deny any faith and any god  quote this word secular to  demonize so called right wing parties that their faith is  presenting a threat to the  the unity  and diversity of the nation.Worst still, muslims who claim there is no other god than their god ALLAH and christians who claim those who doesnt follow the good shepard  as heritics fall back on the same word secular to paint the majority hindu community  as a threat to them.

There is a clever argument from the left and minority intelectuals that the  pre  21st March 1977 constitution is based on the simple premise of , “justice, equality and liberty for all citizens across gender, caste and religion  “and hence inherently it was ireligeous and even without the word secular it was that  is nothing short of ingeneous. Hindus  who form the majority of the nations population are the only ones who dont  fall back on  this word secular to further any argument for or against .

This secular word served no other purpose other than to divide the country on the faultlines of faith and also was cleverly used by  openly communal  entities to pit the minorities against majority for electroal purposes. From the date of independence to the date on wich the 42nd ammendement was passed there was no secular word that secured the free existannce of other faiths in the country. Yet they flourished without any hinderance from the majority community of Hindus.Has the time not come to consider to delete it from the constitution or   at best to rewrite the indian constitution on the basis of cultureal ethos of the country drawing upon the thoussands  of years of wisdom  and not  on the  basis of western jurisprudence and thought process ?

This secular word is  so incompatiabel to fabric of the hindu culture, which  culture is also the same for muslims, christians and others eventhough they may profess  to other belief system and deny they  have anything common with the majority community other than their nationality and the land they live in.

Rama Pattabhishekam 1 Anna – East India Company coin of 1616