“Democracies lead to peaceful arid harmonious life among citizens”. Support the statement with examples.
DEMOCRACIES lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens. No society can fully and permanently resolve conflicts among different groups. But we can certainly learn to respect these differences and we can also evolve mechanisms to negotiate the differences. Belgium is an example of how successfully differences were negotiated among ethnic groups. Therefore, democracy is best suited to produce the accommodation of serial diversity.
Ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflicts is thus, a definite plus point of democracy. But the example of Sri Lanka reminds us that a democracy must fulfil two conditions in order to achieve the goal.
The majority always need to work with the minority so that government functions to represent the general view.
-It is also necessary that rule by majority does not become rule by majority community in terms of religion or race or linguistic groups. Rule by majority means, that in case of every decision or in case every election, different persons and groups may and can form a majority. Democracy remains democracy so long as every citizen has a chance of being in majority at some point of time. No individual should be debarred from participating in a democracy on the basis of religion, caste, community and other such factors.