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Delhi’s government has no business promoting religion using the taxpayer’s money

by Mukul Dube, 21 April 2011

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21 April 2011

The Government of the National Capital Territory has organised, together with an organisation named Seher, a "Bhakti Utsav" of religious music of different kinds.

The first day includes a solitary Gurbani, the second day includes Kabir (which is really neither here not there), and the third day includes Sufi music. Other than these three certainly calculated deviations, all the "items" are from one or other variety of what is called "Hinduism".

Why the hell is a state government promoting religion in this way? Why
the hell is it promoting one so-called religion? Despite the trickery practised, this is not what secularism is about. It shows pretty clearly that India does have a State Religion.

Mukul Dube