NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science Social and Political Life - 3rd Chapter 2

Understanding Secularism Class 8

Chapter 2 Understanding Secularism Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 26

Q1 :  

List the different types of religious practice that you find in your neighborhood. This could be different forms of prayer, worship of different gods, sacred sites, different kinds of religious music and singing etc. Does this indicate freedom of religious practice?


Answer :

The different types of religious practices found in my neighbourhood strongly indicate freedom of religious practice. The various forms of prayer, worship of different gods, sacred sites and different kinds of religious music found in my locality are of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and the Baha'is. The Christians sing hymns, the Hindus bhajans, while the Muslims offers namaaz five times a day. The Bahai's believe in world unity and peace.

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Q2 :  

Will the government intervene if some religious group says that their religion allows them to practise infanticide? Give reasons for your answer.


Answer :

The government in any democratic nation would intervene if some religious group says that their religion allows them to practice infanticide because this tradition goes against the Fundamental Right to Life. It involves the killing of an innocent and is, hence, unacceptable. The government, in this case, interferes by coercion. However, sometimes, the government may also intervene via support. For example, Sikhs in Delhi are excused from wearing helmets on two-wheelers because their religion demands them to wear a turban-a sacred tradition for them.

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Q3 :  

Complete the following table:

Objective

Why is this important?

Example of a violation of this objective

One religious community does not dominate another.

   

The State does not enforce any particular religion nor take away the religious freedom of individuals.

   

That some members do not dominate other members of the same religious community.

   


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Q4 :  

Look up the annual calendar of holidays of your school. How many of them pertain to different religions? What does this indicate?


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Q5 :  

Find out some examples of different views within the same religion.


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Q6 :  

The Indian State both keeps away from religion as well as intervenes in religion. This idea can be quite confusing. Discuss this once again in class using examples from the chapter as well as those that you might have come up with.


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Q7 :  

This poster alongside highlights the need for 'Peace'. It says, “Peace is a never-ending process... It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests.” Write in your own words what you think the above sentences are trying to convey? How does it relate to the need for religious tolerance?

This chapter had three drawings on religious tolerance made by students of your age.

Design your own poster on religious tolerance for your peers.


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