Early on its much-awaited Ayodhya ruling on Saturday, the Supreme Court made a reference to the “secular features of the Indian polity”, noting that they are “one of the basic features of the Constitution”.
The judgment is full of such high-minded references to India’s secular ethos and rule of law. “At the heart of the Constitution is a commitment to equality upheld and enforced by the rule of law,” wrote the bench. “Under our Constitution, citizens of all faiths, beliefs and creeds seeking divine provenance are both subject to the law and equal before the law.”
The court continued ...
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