Nations and Definitions

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In any given human group social definitions make dialogue possible and acceptable to all those who agree to those definitions in same sense. Whenever this agreement suffers or differs in society there sprouts up the ugly head of disharmony and, peace is disturbed. Therefore, social definitions should possibly be all inclusive so that all citizens could find themselves within those definitions in some sense if not in same sense. If any stakeholder or section of stakeholders is left beyond the ambit of these definitions then it will be difficult for them to accept the definition.

This is the point from where feeling of ‘us and them’ begin to colour human mind and emotions. And, once this wedge of ‘us and them’ is created in human mind, then it becomes difficult to level it back to normal because labelling of ‘us and them’ creates false identities. And human frame has a limitation of being driven by the identity. Every relation is an identity. Whenever the order of priorities of relations becomes disordered there follows the Chaos and peace of the group is disturbed.

Order of priorities is inbuilt in human mechanism, we must discover and uphold it, then there will hardly be any disharmony and chaos. Peace and harmony will operate. This discovery is essential binding force among spiritual seekers across nations and religions. This is very tricky wicket. Therefore, any nation states should specially be very careful in this respect, while framing laws and announcing policies for their people.

It’s especially essential, in a democracy like ours which has so many ethnicities. As, at some places these ethnicities are staying together while, at other places merging together on their own volition by inter marrying and emerging again anew, as a result of such inter marriages and, yet another places resisting to stay intact. Despite presenting such a diverse spectacle all these ethnic sub-identities and many such other sub-identities are bound by one big all-inclusive universal set of identity and that is our identity as nationals or constituents of the nation called Bharat that is India. None should be allowed to fiddle with this supreme identity. Fiddling with this identity would be akin to trying to dismember our own body parts. Body which is hale and hearty otherwise. The only gangrene or cancer which can harm our country is identity politics based on religions.

It should be remembered that social definitions too originate from vision of domain experts or subject specialists who are capable of seeing any specific phenomenon with much more farsightedness than it is understood by common man. Therefore, intellectuals, politicians, statesman, academicians and religious heads, jurists etc. should be extra cautious in making public statements.