Nov 16, 2023, 01:37PM ISTSource: TOI.in
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the event “How a Billion People See the World” at the Indian High Commission in London. The conversation, held at the Royal Over-Seas League Club and moderated by journalist Lionel Barber, delved into Jaishankar’s perspective on secularism. He emphasized the transformation from the Nehruvian era, stating that India has evolved. Discussing secularism, Jaishankar clarified that it no longer adheres to the assumptions of the past, emphasizing that secularism in India means equal respect for all faiths, not the absence of religious beliefs. This nuanced definition reflects a shift in India’s approach to secular governance.