Syllabus section: Polity
Why in News?
Allahabad High Court grants protection to man booked under Uttar Pradesh anti-conversion ordinance.
• Right to privacy as a basic fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution.
• Article 25 provides that all persons have equal right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion, subject to public order, morality, health and other provisions of Part-III of the Constitution.
• The above-mentioned freedoms are subject to public order, health, and morality.
• This article also gives a provision that the State can make laws:
• That regulates and restricts any financial, economic, political, or other secular activity associated with any religious practice.
• That provides for the social welfare and reform or opening up of Hindu religious institutions of a public character to all sections and classes of Hindus. Under this provision, Hindus are construed as including the people professing the Sikh, Jain, or Buddhist religions, and Hindu institutions shall also be construed accordingly.
• People of the Sikh faith wearing & carrying the kirpan shall be considered as included in the profession of the Sikh religion.
Source: The Hindu