1)Riots in India  disturb the very essence of its democracy and politics.  Critically comment, in the light of major causes of riots in our country.(250 words)

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TopicSalient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

1)Riots in India  disturb the very essence of its democracy and politics.  Critically comment, in the light of major causes of riots in our country.(250 words)

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Why this question

Riots remain a perennial, occasional problem in India. There have been a number of riots in our country, which have resulted into numerous loss of life and property. In recent times, the nature if these riots has changed. The issue is related to GS- 1 syllabus under the following heading-

 

Key demand of the question

The question wants to know our personal opinion on whether riots disturb democracy and politics and how they are linked. We have to justify our opinion by analyzing the causes of riots in India.

 

Directive word

Critically comment- we have to form a personal opinion on the issue and we have to justify our stand by looking deeper into some of the major causes of riots and see how they affect democracy and politics in our country.

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction- quote some relevant figures like major riots and loss of life and property thereof.

Body- divide the body into two main parts. In one part discuss briefly, how riots impact society at large.

In the other part, discuss how causes of  riots are linked with politics. e.g riots increase during election times, role of politicians at various levels in the start and spread of riots, response of police and their political subservience and limited capacity etc.

In the other part, discuss how riots impact democracy. E.g riots increase during election times ( democracy subverted by a democratic process), justice delivery affected, important issues take a back-seat etc.

Conclusion- give a fair, unbiased opinion as extracted out of the above discussion and give some suggestions to prevent riots.