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Role of the State in Promoting Communal Harmony

by Lalit Kumar, Social Action, Jan-Mar 2010.

Controlling communal violence and maintaining societal harmony is a must for any diverse democratic country for sustaining economic growth rate at a respectable level. It has also been realized that for accelerated development in plural societies, the social capital and civic infrastructure are as important as the financial capital and physical infrastructure.The concept of "communal violence" refers to any action of omission or commission which constitutes a scheduled offence on such scale orin such manner which tends to create internal disturbance within any part of the State and threatens the secular fabric, unity, integrity or internal security of the nation.

 

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