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Is Indian Secularism in Danger?

India claims to be a secular country. And yet, only recently, police in the Indian city of Hyderabad have been found to have tortured Muslim youth, a serving army officer is being suspected of involvement in a Hindu terrorist cell, and there have been widespread attacks on Christians in different parts of the country this year. So how strong is India’s secularism?

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, wearing an orange scarf, belongs to a religious minority: He is a Sikh

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, wearing an orange scarf, belongs to a religious minority: He is a Sikh

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