“The problem begins when religion is seen as the basis of nation.” Explain the statement with an example.
When religion becomes the basis of nation, it becomes communalism.
When people of one religion consider themselves as superior to other religions, the problem of communalism erupts. This problem of communalism takes another sharp turn when it gets mixed with politics. The state power is used to establish domination of one religious group over the other religion. The manner in which religion is used in politics is called ‘communal politics’. Sometimes people also use politics to express their needs, interests as members of a particular religious community.