BY A.AJAY NATARAJ
A STRONG NATIONAL IDENTITY IN A MULTIETHNIC SOCIETY REQUIRES A STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE ACCOMMODATION OF DIFFERENCE
Accommodation of social diversity:-
Democracies are the best form of govt. which respects differences and evolve a mechanism to negotiate differences. Eg:- BELGIUM Democracy provides freedom and equality to everyone in the country. So,every people of ant caste ,creed ,religion etc can live happily without fearing attacks from other caste or religion. This proves that democracy is the most suited to accommodation of social diversity .now take the case of LAGOS,NIGERIA . Here the concept of democracy and diversity is undergoing a remarkable renaissance. In the field of political theory, this concept is currently seen –if well mane aver as potential to overcome some of the main theoretical and political statements in any society. Democracy and diversity is central to discussion of open political space, rule of law, human rights, marginalism , resource control. The need for an appropriate institutional arrangement for political accommodation of social diversity in a democratic setting has in no little measure become more imperative today. Now, come to india , after independence the constitution makers made two radical provision , which were to frame India’s destiny in the right direction. 1)The first provision was to give the right to vote to every adult citizen of this country. Many experts in those days laughed at the idea giving . The reason given was highly illiterate population was not fit to use the right , judiciously. 2)The second provision was to give reservation to the scheduled castes & scheduled tribes to include them in the mainstream of the life the nation. These two provisions helped to grow the level of political awareness amongst the people of hinterland . In fact, it took hundreads of years of developed countries like US and UK to provide voting rights to...