Religion constricts philosophy, even spirituality, turning people into processionary caterpillars.

Religion in this context stands for exclusivistic ideologies tending to dogmatism, some of which may even claim to be secular, nevertheless demand blind faith and unquestioning obedience from followers. eg:- communism, sometimes even atheism and secularism!

Good thing India was religion free originally.
Bad thing, it may not be so anymore.