what is secularism ? Why is india called a secular state .

Hi All,
Everybody have given a correct answer. However I would also add that India is a secular state because the kind of diversity that exists in our nation makes its sustenance impossible without being secular. This is because India has almost every religious group within its population, there are hindus, muslims, Christians, parsis, budhhists, jains etc. thus, supporting one religions would lead to riots and disturbances in our society. Hence, India is a secular state.
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Secularism is the separation of a government, organisation or institution from religion and/or religious beliefs.

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if a country's govt. do not give importance to any one religion, then the country is considered as secular and india is a secular country because indian government does not support any religion .i mean to say that there is not any official religion of india.

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Quite basically, secularism refers to the belief that religion has no place in the day to day activities of governing bodies. eg. the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.

Specifically, the noun, secularism, is a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations.....!!@@!!

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 thanx ma'am

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