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Communalism can be resisted, not by a different version of it, but only by constitutionalism. Examine the statement in the context of various provisions made to promote equality and fraternity in Indian Society.

Topic: Communalism

1. Communalism can be resisted, not by a different version of it, but only by constitutionalism. Examine the statement in the context of various provisions made to promote equality and fraternity in Indian Society. (250 Words.)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The New Indian Express

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how constitutionalism is key to tackle communalism prevailing in the society.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining constitutionalism and incidences of communal tensions in India.

Body:

First, giving statistics and examples, give a context about how constitutionalism helps in promoting equality and fraternity in India.

Next, write about how various provisions are present that go against these values thereby inciting communal tensions by giving examples.

Next, suggest measures to overcome the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.