What would happen if politics and religion go hand in hand?
- Gandhiji used to say that religion can never be separated from politics. What he meant by religion was not Hinduism or Islam but moral values that inform all religions. He believed that politics must be guided by the morals and ethics drawn from religion.
- Human rights group in one country has argued that most of the victims of communal riots in India are people from religious minorities. They have demanded that the government should protect religious minorities.
- Women’s movements have argued that ‘family laws’ of all religions discriminate against women. So they have demanded that the government should change these laws to make them more equitable.