how has political expression of social division in democracy beneficial?     exam tomorrow.

Political expression of social division in a democracy is beneficial as it allows marginalised social groups to express their grievances and seek their redressal. Expression of different kinds of divisions cancels each other out and reduces their intensity. It also eliminates insecurity among different groups about their existence in a society. However, political expression of social divisions is beneficial subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. These are as follows:

  • People need to visualise their identity in multiple and complementary terms. This includes their national, linguistic, ethnic and religious identities.
  • Political leadership also needs to make demands that can be accommodated within constituttional framework.
  • The government also needs to display accommodating attitude towards these demands so that people retain their faith in constitutional methods.

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