State different forms of communal politics with one example each.
Question.

State different forms of communal politics with one example each.


Solution:

Different forms of communal politics:

(a) The expression of communal superiority in everyday beliefs

Militant religious groups are a good example of this.

(b) The desire to form a majoritarian dominance or a separate state

Separatist leaders and political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and Central India are an example of this.

(c) The use of religious symbols and leaders in politics to appeal to the voters

This technique is applied by many politicians to influence voters from the two largest religious communities in the country.

(d) In addition to all this, communal politics can take the form of communal violence and riots like the riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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