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2) Discuss with suitable examples how regional assertiveness can prove to be a peril to National Unity.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

2) Discuss with suitable examples how regional assertiveness can prove to be a peril to National Unity.(250 words)

Class XI and XII NCERT – Indian society

Why this question:

The question again is from GS paper I. Aims to discuss the role of regional attitudes on the national unity of the country.

Key demand of the question:

One has to explain with suitable examples the effect of regional attitudes on the national unity of the country.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by discussion the concept of regionalism.

Body:

Explain that regionalism is the expression of a common sense of identity and purpose by people within a specific geographical region, united by its unique language, culture, language, etc.

Discuss – Emergence of regional political parties as a result of secessionist tendencies. This trend is polarizing citizens of the country on regional lines. Example, Telugu Desam Party of Andhra Pradesh, DMK and AIDMK of Tamil Nadu.

Regionalism reached that stage where it is equivalent to be an internal security threat to the country. It is causing friction among states. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions to overcome such attitudes.

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