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This may seem silly but I have been recieving conflicting information. Does article 25 of indias constitution that states sikhs buddhists and other minorities are sects of Hinduism still in action or exist?

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Right to Freedom of Religion

25. (1) Subject to public order, morality and health

and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are

equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right

freely to profess, practise and propagate religion.

(2) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation

of any existing law or prevent the State from making

any law—

(a) regulating or restricting any economic, financial,

political or other secular activity which may be

associated with religious practice;

(b) providing for social welfare and reform or the

throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a

public character to all classes and sections of Hindus.

Explanation I.—The wearing and carrying of kirpans

shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the

Sikh religion.

Explanation II.—In sub-clause (b) of clause (2), the

reference to Hindus shall be construed as including a

reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or

Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious

institutions shall be construed accordingly.

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