Birth certificate and Telangana High Court
Birth certificate and Telangana High Court

Citizens have right to not specify religion or caste in birth certificate: Telangana High Court

The Court held that Article 25 of the Constitution confers the freedom of conscience on a citizen, which includes the right to say that they do not believe in any religion.

The Telangana High Court recently directed the Central and State governments to provide 'no religion' and 'no caste' options in online application forms for birth certificates. [Sandepu Swaroopa v. Union of India and Ors]

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