If Hindus believe that India should be peopled only by Hindus, they are living in a dreamland. The Hindus, the Mahomedans, the Parsees and the Christians who have made their country are fellow countrymen and they will have to live in unity if only for their own interest. In no part of the world are one nationality and one religion synonymous terms; nor has it ever been so in India. To no state of the country could these warning words apply better than to Gujarat, the birthplace of the Mahatma, where the misuse of religion for political ends re- sulted in the worst carnage against a religious minority post-Independence. Between , 16 districts in Gujarat were rocked by communal violence, recording some incidents in urban and in rural areas. Of the incidents in urban Gujarat recorded for the decade, occurred in alone, during the worst riots in that ten year period.
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Communalism is one of the most serious problems that India has to face after her freedom from colonial rule in the mid of 20eth Century. This problem, which has existed among the followers of two principal religious communities- Hindus and Muslims - many times raised a great challenge before the secular structure of India. In the name of religion such acts have been committed that are no doubt shameful and a act of fleeing from the message of Mahatma Gandhi who lead the country to the door steps of freedom through non-violence, the sacred human value. Mahatma Gandhi devoted his entire life for propounding communal harmony.
Police who violate the regulation should be dismissed;. The tenure of such commissions should not be under the control of any state or local government;. The central and state intelligence reports warned the central and state administrations of the possibility of destruction of the Babri Masjid well in advance.
Communal violence involves people belonging to two different religious communities mobilised against each other and carrying the feelings of hostility, emotional fury, exploitation, social discrimination and social neglect. The high degree of cohesion in one community against another is built around tension and polarisation. It could thus be said that communal violence is based mainly on hatred, enmity and revenge. Communal violence has increased quantitatively and qualitatively ever since politics came to be communalised.
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