Articles 25, 26, 27 and 28 deals with right to freedom of religion. Article 25 states freedom of conscience, free profession, practice and propagation of religion. Article 26 provides freedom to manage religious affairs, Article 27, freedom as to payment of taxes for promotion of any particular religion and Article 28 freedom from religious instruction in government institutions.
India is a multi religious state. Besides Hindus, there are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and many others residing in our country. The Constitution guarantees to every person freedom of conscience and the right to practice and propagate any religion.
It also permits every religious group, the right to manage its own affairs in matters of religion. Every religious sect has the right to establish and maintain in situations for religious and charitable purposes. Each religious group is also free to purchase and manage its movable and immovable property in accordance with law, for the propagation of its religion.
Our Constitution lays down that no religious education can be imparted in any educational institution which is wholly maintained out of the state funds. This restriction does not apply to those educational institutions which are not wholly maintained out of State funds. But, even in those institutions, no child can be compelled to receive religious instructions against his / her wishes.
Right to Freedom of Religion is not absolute. It can be restricted on the grounds of public order, morality and health. The state shall not impose restrictions arbitrarily.