Freedom of conscience and free profession practice andpropagation of religion.—
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(1) Subject to public order, morality and health andto the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled tofreedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagatereligion.
(2) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of anyexisting law or prevent the State from making any law—
(a) regulating orrestricting any economic, financial, political or other secular activity whichmay be associated with religious practice;
(b) providing for social welfare andreform or the throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a publiccharacter to all classes and sections of Hindus. Explanation I.—The wearing andcarrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of theSikh religion.
Explanation II.—In sub-clause (b) of clause (2), the referenceto Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing theSikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religiousinstitutions shall be construed accordingly.