Every social difference does not lead to social division. Justify

Asked by hrutvisweet16 | 13th Aug, 2015, 09:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Social difference does not necessarily lead to social division. This is because of the following reasons:
  • It depends on how people perceive their identities. For example if people look at their identities only on the basis of their caste and religion considerations it becomes difficult to reconcile their differences. On the flip side, if they think that their identities are multiple and complimentary with their national identity, the situation is easier to cope with since this helps people co-exist with each other.
  • Also, how political leaders raise the demands of any community. The demands of a particular group can be accommodated, if they are made within the framework of the Constitution and do not affect the vital interests of any other groups of the country.
  • Further, it depends on how the government reacts to demands of different groups.  If the rulers or the majority community are willing to share power and accommodate the reasonable demands of the minority community, social divisions can be reduced in the country.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 14th Aug, 2015, 11:36: AM

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