Q1- List the different types of religious practice that you find in your neighbourhood. 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?
ANS- Different types of religious practices-
Q2- Will the government intervene if some religious group says that their religion allows them to practice infanticide? Give reasons for your answer.
ANS- The government will surely intervene if some religious group says that their religion allows them to practice infanticide. Needless to say that the practice of infanticide is a crime. Under this practice the life of a newly born child is killed. The law does not allow anyone to kill a life.
Q4- Look up the annual calendar of holidays of your school. How many of them pertain to different religions? What does this indicate?
ANS- Many holidays on a school’s annual calendar pertain to different religions. For example, schools are usually not open on holidays like Buddha Purnima, Holi, Eid-al-Fitr, Diwali, etc. This indicates that India is a secular country where religious freedom is granted to its citizens and all religions are equally respected.
Q5- Find out some examples of different views within the same religion.
ANS- Hindu – Vaishnav and Shaiv.
Muslim – Shiyas and Shunnis.
Buddhist – Hinayaans and Mahayaans