NCERT Class 8 CIVICS Solutions: Understanding Secularism Chapter 2 – Part 2 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question 6:

The Indian State both keeps away from religion as well as intervenes in religion. This idea can be quite confusing. Discuss this once again in class using examples from the chapter as well as those that you might have come up with.


Yes, the idea is confusing as sometimes the Indian State keeps away from religion and sometimes intervenes in religion. Please discuss the rest of the question in your class with your subject teacher.

Question 7:

This poster alongside highlights the need for ‘Peace’ . It says, “Peace is a never-ending process … It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests.” Write in your own words what you think the above sentences are trying to convey? How does it relate to the need for religious tolerance?

This chapter had three drawings on religious tolerance made by students of your age. Design your own poster on religious tolerance for your peers



Every human loves peace. All religions preach peace, humanity and non-violence. So, for the sake of security and protection, peace is the necessary tool. It also provides a way of living with honour.

Peace is a human phenomenon which is for the protection of all. Terrorism is to be condemned by all of us.

A picture can be drawn be drawn showing the celebration of Holi, Eid, Diwali, Gurupurap, Christmas, being celebrated together by people of different religion.

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