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What is importance of communal harmony to the society ?

Tags: relationships, communal harmony, politics & government
Asked by truth exposed, 13 Sep '13 03:21 pm
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Communal harmony is a word very familiar to one and all in India. It is always understood as harmony between people following different religions. But this word has wider meaning and application. People belonging to one religion may be Islam or Hinduism but can have difference in terms of caste or religious sub-sects. Hence when there is difference of religion,language,caste,colour etc this lack of homogeneity in people will create feeling of superiority of ones own identity in comparison to others. This takes many forms once this is associated with politics as it would mean advantage to some and disadvantage to others and this in turn creates feelings like jealousy and heartburn in the different sections of the society. Why this occurs in humans even after so many forward strides being taken in culture and civilization as well as in science and technology. The answer for this rests in the basic human instinct of group identity and territorial belonging dating back to pre-evolution day ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 13 Sep '13 03:29 pm

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Amity between the communities in the country and absence of friction and tension among them is known as communal harmony. In countries like India, it is very important, being a Precondition to internal peace, which is essential for progress and development of the country.

As we know, India has got multiplicity of religions and very nature of the culture is composite. But religion has never been a source of co between the communities in Indian society. Mutual tolerance and regards for other religions is an age-old tradition of the country. Still the vested interests has always been active to create disharmony be them.

There was, however, not a single instance some years back where obstruction in religious performance has been a cause of communal. This phenomenon in the Indian context is politically motivated an always been engineered by vested interests. It was there at the foreign rule as well as in post independence era.

Communal harmony as such is highly sensitive an issue a ...more
Answered by Quest, 13 Sep '13 08:11 pm

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