Problem of Separatism

  • Some of the demands put forward by some religious communities in some areas are not acceptable to others.
  • This has widened the gap between them and others, Examples: The separatist tendency present among some Muslim extremists in Kashmir and their demand for the establishment of Independent Kashmir is not acceptable to others.
  • Such a demand is regarded as anti-national. Similarly, some of the Christian extremists in Nagaland and Mizoram are demanding separate statehood for their provinces.
  • Both these demands are supportive of “separatism” and hence cannot be accepted.
  • Supporters of such demands have been causing lot of disturbances and creating law and order problems in the respective states.