While the constitution of India promises the right to equality to all citizens and equal treatment before the law, the ground realities are a whole lot different.
There is a tendency in India, on part of the governments and activist groups, to divide the population into sections and treat each of them differently. These appear to be more inclined towards minority groups. Several restrictions are imposed on the majority by the government to appease the minorities in order to secure more votes.
Consider the restriction imposed by WB government this Dusshera. The dates for Dusshera, the day for Durga Idol immersion, and Muharram coincided this year. In view of this, Mamta Banerjee government restricted the immersion of idols on 12-13 October to allow Muharram processions on those two days. They were asked to carry out all the processions before 4 PM on 11th October. In a state which is severely dominated by Bengalis, such restriction was unjustifiable and blatantly unfair to the majority.
Though in any modern democracy, the state is bound to protect the rights and interests of minority groups, when this is done with an eye upon the vote bank of the minorities, it is the curtailment of freedom of the majority community and is against the basic spirit of freedom and democracy.