Communal Violence

Communal violence refers to a situation where violence is perpetrated across ethnic lines, and victims are chosen based upon ethnic group membership. The worst affected area of communal violence is South Asia where conflict between ethnic communities results in massacres. Its an mutual aggression, in which members of all involved ethnic groups both perpetrate violence and serve as its victims. Countries worldwide, particularly India is struggling with violence between religious communities for decades. The Religious violence includes acts of violence by followers of one religious group, often in the form of rioting. Despite the secular and religiously tolerant constitution of India, broad religious representation in various aspects of society including the government, is required.

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