Secularism has brought good results for India: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Monday advocated practice of secularism saying it has brought "good results" for India, which he described as most stable "barring few exceptions".

Incorporate secularism in education system: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday critiqued the modern education system for not doing much about moral ethics.

President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda".

Socialism, secularism hold country together: Punjab CM

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that the twin principles of socialism and secularism formed the underlying spirit of the Indian Constitution and any deviation from these two basic tenets would be against the interest of the country.

'Committed to secularism; wouldn't remove the word,': Naidu

Observing that secularism was in the blood of Indian people, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said the government was "committed to secularism and it didn't think of removing it" from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

Gandhians hurt over government's silence over divisive forces

Witnessing the danger of India`s unity in diversity and the spirit of co-existence getting affected, some Gandhians have expressed their disappointment over the government`s silence in such a state of affairs.

Muslims should stick to secularism: Religious leaders

Disturbed at Muslims being branded `terrorists, separatists, oppressors and aggressors` by a section of communal forces, top Muslim religious leaders Friday urged the community to stick to secularism and enthusiastically celebrate national events like Independence Day and Republic Day.

Charlie Hebdo Turkish version to counter `attack on secularism`

Charlie Hebdo`s chief editor said a Turkish version of the satirical French magazine will be sold Wednesday because constitutional secularity is "under attack" in mainly Muslim Turkey.

Secularism being ignored for 'political' gains: Digvijay

 Emphasising the importance of social integration, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said that people should not fall prey to any extremist elements, irrespective of their religion.

Indian Muslims will fail al-Qaeda: Narendra Modi-Part 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that all terrorism in India is “exported” and are not “home-grown”, asserting it has “no borders”.

Modi's dig at 'secular friends' over gifting Gita to Emperor Akihito

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at his "secular friends" over his gifting a copy of the holy Hindu text 'Bhagvad Gita' to Japanese Emperor Akihito saying that this action of his might give rise to a controversy and heated debates.

SP leader terms PM Modi's secular dig unfortunate

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Gaurav Bhatia said Wednesday that it was very unfortunate that while gifting the holy Bhagwad Gita to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, PM Modi had to take a dig at the various political parties that exist in India.

Sai Baba controversy: Question mark on the unity of religions in India?

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth in a two-day-long ‘Dharma Sansad’ passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of ‘Sanatan Dharma’.

Sai Baba controversy: Question mark on the unity of religions in India? -Part 2

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth in a two-day-long ‘Dharma Sansad’ passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of ‘Sanatan Dharma’.

BJP hails `honest soul-searching` by Antony on Congress secularism

BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission by senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party`s secularism was slanted in favour of minorities and said that it now stands vindicated regarding its position on the issue.

AK Antony`s comment on secularism was Kerala-centric: KPCC president

With Congress veteran AK Antony`s comment that there had been a slight erosion in people`s confidence in the party`s secular commitment sparking a debate, his confidant and KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Sunday clarified his senior colleague`s remarks were "Kerala-centric and well-intentioned".

Congress biggest communal force in country: BJP on Antony`s statement

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday tore into the Congress over former defence minister AK Antony`s recent statement that the Congress party`s apparent proximity with minority groups created doubts in the minds of the people about its secularism.

Nehruvian legacy of secularism, socialism core beliefs of Congress: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that "staunch secularism" and "socialist economics" were their "core beliefs".

Congress will play `secularism` card to halt Modi march: BJP

BJP on Monday alleged that Congress will use "trick of secularism in danger" to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.

Modi has no courage to come to Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

Launching a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he and his family do not need the certificate on secularism from the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate.