Mixing religion with politics

By Abhinav Bhatt

A diverse society such as India still lags behind in terms of the real ethos of pluralism. However, this should not be confused with the opportunists who exploit religious sentiments to gather votes and end up doing nothing to ameliorate the conditions of the minorities. In a society where the social consciousness of people is still based on dogmatic religious propaganda, conflict is bound to emerge. In this case, protecting their interests can be achieved if the intentions of political leadership are well-communicated to the people. There needs to be a debate on this important public issue which can build consensus among the people.

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