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15 Oct, 2015

In India, dancing to a divisive tune – The Hindu

By Vishakha Desai

What I find particularly distressing about this trend of sharper focus on caste, religion, and ethnicity is the promotion of divisiveness rather than the idea of “E Pluribus Unum”, one in many. Just when the world desperately needs the idea of mutual respect necessary for living side by side by in an interdependent world, how sad that in a naturally pluralistic society like India, there is a growing tendency to further segregate groups and fight for only one’s own community, be it the Patidar group, or yet another vote bank group. And often it is stoked by political parties simply to win elections.

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