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"The makers of the Indian Constitution chose the model of a secular state for India." Which constitutional provisions make India a secular state in the light of the above statement.

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Secularism means no special status is given to any religion. It is just not an ideology of some parties or persons.

(i) There is no official religion for the Indian states, unlike the status of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, or that of Islam is Pakistan.

(ii) The constitution provides freedom to all tcl protest, practice and propagate any religion, or not to follow any.

(iii) The Constitution prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion.

(iv) The Constitution allows state to intervene in the matters of religion in order to ensure equality within religious communities. For example, it bans untouchability.

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