The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

Mention the chief characteristics of communalism?

Answer

(i) Communalism is about politics and not about religion.

(ii) The politics is given colour of religion in communalism.

(iii) A devout person may or may not be communalism and it is also not necessary that a communalist will a devout too.

(iv) Communalism is chauvinism against people of different religious identities.

(v) Communalism is an instrument in the process of establishing political identity. It is fanaticism.

(vi) Communalism overrides other identities i.e. occupation, poor or rich, caste or political beliefs, etc.

(vii) Communalism is all pervaded viz A Muslim in India is favoured in Arab countries also.

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