The author was the serving from November, 1994 to November, 2005. In light of , she sent this to having first delivered it as a speech at the Master of Public Affairs Graduation Day at Sciences Po Paris, France.
The State and Religion in South Asia
· Freedom of Conscience,
· Freedom to practice and promote any religion
· That religious instruction shall not be provided in State educational institutions, but there is freedom to do so in private or semi private schools. Students are accorded the option of choosing to receive religious instruction, without being compelled to do so. In addition to guarantees given to all religions, the Indian Constitution guarantees equality to citizens of all other communities – ethnic and tribal, caste and so on.