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Communalism poses a significant challenge to the secular fabric and unity of a diverse society. Analyse the causes and consequences of communalism in India, and discuss the measures that can be taken to mitigate its impact.

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

Q1. Communalism poses a significant challenge to the secular fabric and unity of a diverse society. Analyse the causes and consequences of communalism in India, and discuss the measures that can be taken to mitigate its impact. (250 Words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General Studies paper – 1 and is mentioned as part of the Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To analyse the causes and consequences of communalism in India, and propose measures to address and mitigate its impact.

Directive:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you are expected to examine the topic in detail, identify key factors, and provide a comprehensive analysis supported by examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Provide a brief overview of communalism and its implications for a diverse society like India.

Body:

Causes of Communalism:

Analyse the historical, socio-political, and economic factors contributing to communalism.

Provide examples or instances that illustrate the causes of communalism in India.

Consequences of Communalism:

Analyse the impact of communalism on the secular fabric and unity of a diverse society.

Discuss the potential consequences such as religious conflicts, polarization, and discrimination.

Measures to Mitigate Communalism:

Propose measures that can be taken to address and mitigate the impact of communalism.

Analyse the role of education, awareness campaigns, and legal frameworks in countering communalism.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.