“Communal disharmony in India is a social problem but has economic causes for it.” --ESSAY WRITING
“Communal disharmony in
social problem but has economic causes for it.” . India
is an emerging society and the process of socio-economic development is
continuing. After the independence not only rapid economic development
was need of the hour, but social development of many sections of society was
also a major challenge. The government adopted several policy measures to achieve
this twin objective of economic development and social upliftment. But
despite its policies, as well as the constitutional provision of being a
secular State, Indian society has continued to face social disharmony,
particularly resulted by the communal unrest. Religious fundamentalism is one
of the reasons for persistence of this problem. Politics of religion practiced
by the political parties for political gains may be another reason. But many
feel that though this is a social problem, the causes for this are mainly
economic in nature. India
(a) Even after five and a half decades of economic planning, about 260 million people in the country are still living below poverty line. This high incidence of economic deprivation is one important reason for social and religious unrest.
(b) Yet another serious socio-economic problem in
(c) Some of the religious communities are economically backward and some other are educationally backward. The youth of such communities fall easy prey to the elements who do not want the country to grow faster and want the communal tensions to dominate the socio-economic scene of the country.
(d) Communal disharmony is primarily a social problem caused mainly by the social inadequacies and social tensions. This is the reason that the communal riots do not necessarily take place only in the low income and less developed regions. It would be wrong to say that the causes for communal disharmony are purely economic in nature. Communal disharmony is a social problem and its solutions are also social in nature.
(f) Many a time, communal disharmony is a result of communal politics propagated by some political parties. In such cases religious passions are raised by the interested parties for small political gains. Hence the problem is that of petty politics and has got nothing to do with economic causes.
(g) Rise of fundamentalism in the recent decades is an important reason for growing communal disharmony. There are several fundamentalist groups, protected by some political parties at times, which have surfaced in
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