Students can go through AP State Board 8th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 20 Understanding Secularism to understand and remember the concept easily.
AP State Board Syllabus 8th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 20 Understanding Secularism
→ Jews were persecuted by Hitler in Germany and several million were killed.
→ Now, the Jewish state of Israel treats its own Muslim and Christian minorities quite badly.
→ In Saudi Arabia, non-Muslims are not allowed to build a temple, church, etc., and nor can they gather in a public place for prayers.
→ Members of one religious community either persecute or discriminate against members of other religious communities.
→ The Indian Constitution allows individuals the freedom to live by their religious beliefs and practices as they interpret these.
→ Any form of domination based on religion is in violation of the rights that a democratic society guarantees to each and every citizen irrespective of their religion.
→ Any interference in religion by the state has to be based on the ideals laid out in the Constitution.
→ Fundamental Rights are based on secular principles.
→ Fundamental Rights: Rights that are essential or fundamental for the well-being of a person is called Fundamental Rights. These rights are enshrined in the Part — Ill of the Constitution of India.
→ Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
→ Tyranny: Cruel and oppressive government or rule
→ Personal Law: Law that applies to a particular person or class of persons only. Wherever situated – distinguished from territorial law.