Say a person in India wants to change his religion in Government certificates like the Aadhar card (UID) to say "Pastafarianism" or "Ancient Greek Religion" (think Zeus) or "Scientology".
Does the religion have to be registered or recognized or approved in some way by the Indian government or any authorities?
Can they enter any name in the religion box in these government certificate or ID applications?
https://www.quora.com/In-every-document-or-form-in-a-religion-column-why-isnt-there-a-column-for-atheist-apart-from-Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-etc Does India force you with the choice of a few official religions in the govt cerificates and ID's.
Can a person state their religion as "not willing to disclose" or "none"?
I know that in regard to civil code everyone is a Hindu if their civil code isn't on the list.