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Anand (Clerk)     28 March 2012

Right to equality

Dear Sirs, Can I file PIL in the following issue?


In our country religious issues plays crucial role to sustain law &order and to avoid controversial problems among the huge public in religious admiration. Christian festivals like Christmas, Good Friday & Easter was not considered in coal mines (SCCL).  4 Hindu festivals and one Muslim festival considered for holidays neglecting Christianity without a single holiday. It is transparent that in coal mines of SCCL, fundamental rights were not followed framed by our Indian constitution.


Long time back, the above issue was brought to the notice of President, PM, MoC, Ministry of Minority welfare, APHRC, NHRC, National commission for Minorities etc., unfortunately our Indian government capitulated this issue to MoC without any kind of involvement.


We the Christians working in coal industry looking for Right to Equality in this democratic country.


Please guide further to file PIL for justification and the proper ways to get religious equality.


 4 Replies

Bhuneshwari Devi (Advocate)     01 May 2012

Yes you can and you should.India is a democratic and secular  country and freedom of religion is one of the biggest assest.

Best of Luck

Adv Bhuneshwari Devi

Raksha Joshi   17 January 2020

Hello Anand!

Thankyou for your question!

Right to equality is a fundamental right in India and our preamble constitutes india to be secular country. 

Also please tell us what was the outcome!

Best Regards, 


Shaktika Malhotra   22 January 2020

Indeed, you must bring this matter in front of court. India is secular in nature. All religions are given equal recognition. Article 12 of Indian Constitution defines state in context of part 3 and 4 of Indian Constitution, which talk about fundamental rights and duties respectively. The following link provides the gazette of government holidays. Please refer to that and in case of not been provided with the off on any of the following religious occasion, you may approach court under Article 32, which provides us with the provision of Constitutional remedies. What you suffered is the violation of fundamental right as Article 25 to Article 28 of the Indian Constitution guarantee the right to freedom of religion to all the citizens residing within the territorial boundaries of the country. Thank you!

Akshay   13 February 2020


Thank you for your Initiative

Yes, If we read preamble of our country "secular" is mentioned, that  means india is not  biased for any religion. Your step will surely help not  only you but for whole.

Please Let us know what  was the outcome

Best regards,

Akshay Gupta


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