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Defunct secularism

Print edition : December 06, 2019

December 5, 2009: At a candle-light vigil demanding action on the Liberhan Commission Report at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Veering away from its original Nehruvian premise, constitutional secularism in India has, through the Ayodhya verdict, transformed itself into a gentle but sure Hindu majoritarian self-esteem.
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