‘Faith’ in Law

Kapur, Ratna (2011) ‘Faith’ in Law. Jindal Global Law Review, 3 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0975-2498

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This article focuses on the appropriation of ‘faith’ as a legitimate right under the emerging discourse of secularism endorsed by the Hindu Right. This is reflected in the Ayodhya decision which strengthens such redefining of the meaning of the right to freedom of religion in majoritarian terms. The Ayodhya judgment has been analyzed and critiqued as appropriating the discourse of formal equality and religious tolerance to provide an essentialist picture of Indian secularism favoring the agenda of the right wing Hindu nationalists. It argues in favour of a robust right to freedom of religion in a way that defends the rights of worship of Muslims, and in the process rescues one of the central planks of Indian secularism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hindu Right | Ayodhya decision | Ayodhya judgment | Right to freedom of religion
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 10:16
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 10:16
Official URL: https://completejusticepodcast.s3.ap-south-1.amazo...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2189


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