The constitution of India provides for following and practicing one's religion (or not following any) as per one’s own wish.
Thank God for that.
What is very intriguing to me is as to why does the Govt controls institutions of Hindu religion?
Sikh Gurudwaras are under direct control of SGPC as per Sikh Gurudwaras Act 1925 and the Govt of India has no control, except for monitoring the inflow of foreign funds.
Church in India is not under any control of govt of and it is controlled by a trust. In 1927, Parliament passed a bill --India Church Act and India Church Measures which created autonomous Church of India, Burma, Ceylon. Perhaps, Govt monitors the inflow of foreign funds.
Masjids in India are defiantly not under govt control. I do not have technical details, but considering the appeasement policies, its mind set since independence, even if Govt had the control, it may have willingly surrendered its claim to keep Muslims on their side and happy.
Why, in such case, does Govt have control on Indian religious institutions, like Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai, TTD in Tirumala (TIRUPATI) etc and so many more institutions?
Are we Hindus too vulnerable?
Are the Hindus too tolerant?
Are Hindu religious institutions flushed with funds?
Are they wanting to control the majority sentiments?
Are the Hindus in agreement with such arrangement?
Are the Hindus divided, hence advantage political/Govt control?
My Christian, Muslim and Sikh friends and readers may like to correct any statement here if it is found to be incorrect.
PAPPU is still awaiting ROTI-KAPADA-MAKAN.
Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.
Ganapti Bappa Morya.
posted 18/10/10, b k chowla.