Communal Riots and the Solution-
Bhagat Singh said, “To stop people fighting with one another, it is essential to develop class consciousness” and he advocates people’s unity transcending the divisions of religion, colour, community, nationality etc., to unite to break the shackles of colonialism and attain economic independence. He cites the example of Soviet Russia and also an incidence from Calcutta where in a riot-charged atmosphere the industrial workers of both Hindu and Muslim communities joined hands to resist the riot as examples of class-consciousness overcoming the social divides. He also expresses hope in the young generation, which was then showing a growing despise towards communal riots.
Undivided India witnessed rise of Islamic & Hindu fundamentalists which resulted in riots. A look on riots in pre- Independent India:
18 riots- 1924
16 riots- 1925
35 riots- 1926.
Taking up communal violence issue of present India, any government formed at centre or in state driven by certain set of ideologies are being tagged as failure to stop continuity of communal clashes. Presently India's social & secular fabric is under threat.
Bhagat Singh's dream of united India with communal harmony needs proper check without undergoing political headlocks.
Can India's dream to be a Superpower be fulfilled just on development neglecting its domestic issues like Communalism?