Secularism means complete and absolute freedom to practice any religion.
“India” the nation which is known for the secularism all across the world.
After Independence, our Constitution declared India to be a Secular State, assuring full respect to all the religions prevailing in the country.
The state is committed to communal harmony irrespective of diverse religion.
But the question is Are we really secular? Are we really diverse? Do we really respect each other’s religion, caste, and gender?
All these questions will for sure heat up everyone’s mind of us when we will read about the recent incident.
The incident took place in the rural town of Uttar Pradesh named Shahjahanpur during the auspicious Festival of Raksha Bandhan
The incident of beating a teenager for selling Rakhi took place and the situation got worsened when the people of Hindu and Sikh community started bashing each other.
Then police registered a case against around 70 people for the ugly fight.
A 14-year-old girl was selling Rakhi in a carriage just in front of Gurudwara’s gate, this activity does not go well with the gurudwara’s watchman.
He objected to the girl for selling the Rakhi near Gurudwara not only this the cruel watchman also beat the girl with a stick.
Is this really a humanity to assault a teenage girl for just selling a Rakhi for her survival and livelihood?
The conflict not just stopped there, after that there was a communal clashed begin among Hindus and Sikhs.
They reached Banda area and there was a stone attack by both the sides, in which one police vehicle and two other vehicles had been damaged due to stone attack.
Currently, the situation is under control and a heavy police security has been given to the entire area.
This is not the first time that any community has opposed another community.
We live in a country where people give their identity through their community and caste after their name.
We live in a country where riots occur in the name of religion.
Our country will only be called secular once all of these riots, disputes, and violence will stop.