Can taxes be imposed on promotion of religion?

To maintain the secular character of the Indian Polity, not only does the Constitution guarantee freedom of religion to individuals and groups, but it is also against the general policy of the Constitution that any money be paid out of the public funds for promoting or maintaining any particular religion. Accordingly, Article 27 lays down that no person “shall be compelled to pay any taxes, the proceeds of which are specifically appropriated in payment of expenses for the promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denomination.

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