IDU Summative Planning Phase - Coggle Diagram
IDU Summative Planning Phase
Assuming the role of a young citizen who is very disturbed by the current situation, happenings of our country - in terms of religious
Purpose: To write an argumentative essay answering the question - Is the Preamble to the Indian Constitution true to its spirit today? Is it being realized as it was envisioned?
Perspective of secularism
Constantly link it with the Preamble
Constantly link each paragraph with the thesis statement
Audience: Young' conscious' citizens of India
Form: Following the structure of an agrumentative essay
Introduction: - Should be inviting (IDU Summative Criteria
An engaging hook
Brief history of the Preamble: its core philosophy
Definition of the term 'secular'
Bring in counter view: max 2 lines
Then refute the counter view with my stance
What to be included in the introduction
Then clear cut thesis statement
The introduction builds a reader's interest in the topic and gives an overview of the issue.
Key Term chosen: Secular
3 body paragraphs required
The state power inclines towards a particular religion
The state power propagates the domination of the religious majority over the minorities
and fails to protect the rights of the minorities.
The state power fails to protect the rights of the minorities.
Examples - Prime Minister being invited on an official designation and attending the Bhumi Puja of Ram Mandir
Ms. Samina Mishra's Interaction - Muslim Ghettoes in Okhla
Example: Batla House encounter
Example - Different Religious Laws for different religions - Muslim Personal Sharia Law, Hindu
Recommended Sources by Ms. Disha: BBC, The Hindu, The Guardian
PEW Research center: Asif Ali - Statistics about state of Muslims in India
Photographs of the Muslims Ghettoes by Vijaykumar Soneji - Primary sources
Telephonic Interview with Ms. Marya Shakil, journalist
Interview with Ms. Menaka Guruswamy, lawyer practicing at the Supreme Court
Tone: Formal and sophisticated for a young national community.
Interaction with Ms. Surekha Talari
Use the book: We, the Children of India
Refutation: After sharing the counter-argument with a reader, the writer must explain why that argument is not accurate or relevant.
USCIRF Report: India 190th rank