India showing the way to the West: Religion or race cannot be used to seek votes in elections

India Supreme Court bans election appeals using religion or caste

Source: BBC

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that politicians cannot use religion or caste to seek votes.

“Religion has no role in electoral process, which is a secular activity,” the judges said in their ruling.

The court said using religion or caste to seek votes amounted to corrupt practices under electoral laws.

The landmark ruling comes just weeks ahead of the crucial election in Uttar Pradesh state where the two issues generally dominate polls.

Assembly elections are also due in the states of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

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6 replies

  1. This is the best thing that has happened in favor of secularism in the world. India is showing the way to the West.

    It has taken humanity a long time to get to coexistence, which is badly needed for our global village. Congratulations to the Indian Supreme Court for leading the way.

    Reminds me of a quote attributed to Martin Luther King,”The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

  2. The Muslim World and especially Pakistan must learn from this court decision ….
    which separates politics from religion..The mullahs should not use religion for political ends..

  3. Wow, I dont often agree with anyone on this blog but today I do. The seperation of church and state is the very foundation of our freedoms. Locke and Jefferson would be proud. And as always India is leading the way in showing the world how we can all get along.

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