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Manduru Venkata Ramana
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Ashok Yakkaldevi
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The concept of religious freedom embodied in the Indian Constitution is largely based on western ideas; nevertheless India’s philosophical, cultural and political background furnished a favourable climate for the reception of this concept. India’s historical past dating back over four thousand years gives sample testimony of its Catholicity and toleration. Indeed, India has been described as a land of religious toleration. There exists multi-religious groups in the country, but in spite of this the constitution stands for a secular state. State has not identified itself with any particular religion but respects all faiths and religions equally. All religious groups or institutions enjoy equal constitutional protection without any form of discrimination. For the proper appreciation of the subject, the religious background has to be taken into account. India is among very few countries which has a predominantly religious outlook from ages. Chronologically, Indian History may be divided into Ancient, Medieval and British epochs. Most of the rulers of the first period were Hindus and those of the second were Muslim. The third period takes in British rule and the subsequent period of independence. In this study an attempt is made to trace the evolution of the freedom of religion in the pre and post independent era.
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