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2) Discuss the Salient features of Indian Constitution. How Indian secularism is different from the concept of western secularism. Discuss. (250 words)

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2) Discuss the Salient features of Indian Constitution. How Indian secularism is different from the concept of western secularism. Discuss. (250 words)

Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper II.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss the Salient features of Indian Constitution in detail and explain how Indian secularism is different from the concept of western secularism.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Give a brief introduction like ‘Though borrowed from almost every constitution in the world, Indian constitution is unique in its contents and spirit and have several salient features’.

Body:

Briefly discuss in points various features of Indian Constitution like length, sources, blend of rigidity and flexibility, quasi federal nature, synthesis of parliamentary sovereignty and judicial supremacy, Integrated yet independent judiciary, single citizenship etc. 

In second half of the question brings out the differences between Indian concept of secularism and western concept of secularism. 

Conclusion:

India’s unique model of secularism has so far been a successful model which is evident from the sustained harmonious coexistence of almost all religions of the world in the country for centuries.

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