How the Madras High Court upheld the right to disagree with the existence of God [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel September 6 2019

In a recent judgment, the Madras High Court was constrained to clarify that the freedom to profess one's religion under Article 19 of the Constitution includes the right to disagree with the existence of God.

A ruling to this effect was passed by a Division Bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad, while dealing with a plea to remove atheistic inscriptions below statues of social activist, Thanthai Periyar. Pertinently, the Bench observed,

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