Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lashed out at the Centre. The leader has brought back the secularism debate. Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday that secularism as principle and practice in India is in “danger” and the ruling dispensation may even try to remove the word from the Constitution. The leader asserted that “forces of hatred” cannot alter the country’s secular character. Secularism is only a word and even if the government takes it out of the Constitution, it would still be a secular Constitution because of its basic structure, said Tharoor.