Spirituality discourages distinction of humans on the basis of religion: Justice Mithal
The Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Pankaj Mithal, said on Sunday that India has the distinction of being known as the “spiritual capital” of the world.
âThe cultural milieu of India is the cosmos of pure spirituality, which discourages any distinction between humans on the basis of religion,â he said.
Judge Mithal made the remark during an event on “Dharma and the Constitution of India” organized by the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh branch of the Delhi-based organization Adhivakta Parishad to commemorate the 72nd day of the Constitution.
Attorney General DC Raina, the Additional High Court Advocate General and dozens of attorneys and legal luminaries also attended the ceremony.
In his opening speech, Judge Mithal said: âOur effort should be to exercise the fundamental duties instead of just asking for the rights. “” Religion is synonymous with righteousness and every religion leads to moral conduct in life. he said, adding that religious scriptures serve as a guiding principle for discerning right from wrong.
Justice Mithal said laws should be framed around the needs of society, not after admiring the West.
He said that the Vedas are the law of nature and it is morality and good conduct that makes a person religious.
Judge Mithal said that the Mahabharat and Gautam Buddha’s principle of ‘ahimsa’ (non-violence) convince people to embrace the highest articles of faith and virtue.
He said that from time immemorial, under every rule, the Indian people have upheld the sacred beliefs of spirituality without interfering in the personal articles of faith of others.
He stated that this secularism has been continuously carried to this day by the nation in its true spirit although the word âsecularâ was added to the Constitution later through an amendment.
The attorney general said that religion was not ruled out by the Constitution, but rather preserved its exercise by people of all sects.
“Articles 14, 19, 21, 25 to 29 give us an overview of the religious guarantees in our Constitution,” he said, adding that India has the most flexible Constitution which has preserved the sensitivities of all its citizens.
That is why the Constitution has been amended more than 100 times so far, he added.
The Advocate General said the Ayodhya verdict, the Shah Bano case, the ‘triple’ talaq and the Vaishno Devi temple issue are some of the vivid examples where the Constitution has shown the way to solutions. respectable.
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