Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Article 25(1) of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion.
2.Freedom of conscience of a person includes a right to openly say that he does not believe in any religion
.Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Article 25(1) of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion. The Bombay High Court has recently held that the freedom of conscience of a person includes a right to openly say that he does not believe in any religion.

Source: The Indian Express