An recent article on HuffPost reports that Sharia Laws are being applied by Indian Muslim women in local communities and that such laws are now even being taken up to the level of the Central Parliament.
As I commented on HuffPost, this is absolutely unconstitutional. It brings into question whether India really is a ‘secular’ country or more of a religious ‘appeasement’ country.
Ronald Inden, a historian, has observed that “the Indian government is not really “secular”, but one that selectively discriminates against Hindu communities while superficially appeasing Muslim leaders (without actually providing any community or theological benefits to regular Muslims in India).”
Additionally, Sadanand Dhume of the WSJ noted that secularism in India even has elements of anti-Hinduism.
Is it any wonder that Narendra Modi has become a favorite for the majority Hindu country?