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|Abhilash said: (Jun 19, 2017)|
|A religious person who is righteous and loving will definitely care for the welfare of the whole population and hence become a true politician. True politicians can only be righteous and loving. They cannot be anything but religious.
The problem arises when religious leaders restrict the freedom of people to follow their dharma. If such religious leaders gain political power, they ostracize members of other religions. This should not happen. When leaders allow religion to become all encompassing with full freedom to pray and worship in any manner as long as it does not interfere with others, it will bring righteousness and peace to people and will be suitable for any society. Then there will be no cause to fear such leaders. Indeed, such leaders are the need of the time.
Today both religion and politics need a change. Religionists should be tolerant to allow freedom to everyone to follow the religion of their choice. And politicians should be trained in the basic principles of dharma. If leaders are righteous and spiritual, the whole society can flourish and be uplifted.
|John Bosco said: (Jun 4, 2017)|
|Religion should never be separated from politics, if the rulers are serious about their/our life. Religion is not what we do in religious places. It is much deeper and involves life and death matter. I believe that firstly every God says 'love your fellow human beings' " this is accepted even by the non-believers. Secondly, God is our Father and we are his children, who expects us to treat everyone as brothers and sisters. Finally, we are accountable to nature and to one another as brothers and sisters. This brings us to the conclusion that Religion is the way we live our faith that is, we are the children of the God of LOVE, who wants us to treat one another equally in every way.
Politics is the way we help this religion of LOVE coming to reality. Politicians are expected to facilitate this ideal of fraternity, which is in the Indian Constitution -the Preamble.
To make it simple, religion is the real communism - in the positive sense- in which God is the head, love is his path and brotherhood is the motto or final goal.
Unfortunately, capitalistic principles do not go with this line of thinking, as SELF GLORY is their motto and domination is their path, which is questioned by the Religion of LOVE, which does not allow the rulers to get richer. By the way, minister means servant and not a ruler. Their core self is questioned by the true Religion. Therefore, they separated it has been unable to satisfy their conscience. If we are serious about establishing a true society, Religion of LOVE should be the base for all our life - Economic, Social and political. If we are cowards and do not have the courage to be servants of people - whatever the walk of life we are in, we may separate religion from politics. For your information, in earlier societies, ETHICS was taught in one class, which included morality and politics as they could not be separated.
|Pawan said: (Jun 2, 2017)|
|The statement is 100% true.
In Indian govt, all the leaders came in politics and they are ruling us just based on their caste. India never develops until this caste filling is live in the people of India.
The people of India first change their mind set that the caste came into the picture just from their occupation s in olden days. Politics cannot be mixed with politics. The voting can be done based on best leader not based on candidates caste.
|Anand said: (Apr 6, 2017)|
|The world in which we are living today it is harsh reality that religion has been mixed with politics as far as my opinion one should not be mixed it with each other it is just like two banks of river nowadays we are seeing that many politicians are polarising votes by dividing into religions the thing on which one should concentrate like development, skill, lifestyle, facilities, medical treatments etc. Are not discussing the main reason is that at the grassroots level people are not understating what is right for them as educated people nowadays understood that no religion is greater than man and no man is greater than country so they are boycotting those who are mixing it with each other. We should not propagate the kind of thing which they are saying they (politicians) should be isolated if they try to mix it with religion.|
|Yogesh Choudhary said: (Mar 21, 2017)|
|Religion should not be mixed with politics both are different things like two banks of river they never meet to each other religion is faith but politics is power. Power should not be interfere in faith it may become disaster. And another point is that religion means a particular group of people if we consider this in politics means we biased to that particular group of people which breaks our unity and it is helpful for foreign to rule in our country. And political parties does not work properly because they easily win and they misuse their power which are responsible for our falling down. And one last thing is that reservation they promise that we provide reservation that group of people from that another group of people can come in strike the result of this so many loss of our country. So the conclusion is that religion should not be mixed with politics.|
|Rajendra said: (Mar 8, 2017)|
|Ideally yes, religion and faith should not be mixed with politics. Before we begin to condemn the malpractices, let us understand that post independence we have chosen to be a democratic government. In a scenario where the majority of the population was rural, uneducated with this new concept of democracy. No resources and programs were introduced with this respect to supplant the feudalistic mind in many strata with democracy. Sufficient education of the new system and its contrasts with the old system were not explained to the population. Only the England educated class had an idea of the democratic process with its pros and cons.
The soup of politics, religious faith, we are seeing now is a consequence of the mistakes we have committed. We are trying to be democratic with a feudalistic mindset.
|Raone said: (Mar 6, 2017)|
|It's obvious that that politician will demand votes on the name religion, but who to be blamed, the politician or ourselves, it's a way votes are earned by corrupt, illiterate politician but if s/he request us to vote on religion name then don't for vote them and this will be our answer to them who want to divide us religion name, remember friends we are the voters we are the one who can decide what to do whether to encourage them, or reply back with our power, this will be the message of the people of secular Indian citizen to greedy and mean politics played by them on us we are ready put end to dirty politics.|
|Anonymous said: (Feb 28, 2017)|
|No religion greater than human; No human greater than country.
We are known as secular country.
But when politicians like owaisi talk unwanted things and target Hindu religion then secular close their eyes and ear that's today's reality; and those sold media who support anti-national wide in the name of freedom of speech are another side of secular India. The MIM and congress and their followers who support terrorist and talk that we are biggest victims. But the reality is that when that terrorist kill or carry out bomb blast he did not kill or execute the victims because they are Hindu or Muslim or Sikh they execute because we are INDIANS. After the blackout (bomb blast) the blood shed on the floor didn't speak that this blood is related with Hindu or Muslim. That bloodshed speaks that INDIANS are the real victims. So there is no place for communalism and the one who support communalism.
|Akhtar Husain said: (Feb 16, 2017)|
|No. Religion should not be mixed with politics and whoever asks for vote in the name of religion, boycott that leader as we are living in a secular country in which leader chosen by us is responsible for the development of a country and its people, not a single religion. And whoever does so they are dangerous for our unity and integrity.|
|Harshith said: (Feb 12, 2017)|
|Many people advocate the thought that religion should not be mixed with politics. But is that a practical thing? Is it possible to keep religions and politics away from each other? There is no doubt that religion and politics are two most important elements in people's lives. And when they both come together arguments are bound to happen. Politics and religions should not mix as politics need to reflect a common opinion and have to make all decisions keeping in view the mutual benefit of all the people. If you simply go by the laws in India which are a secular country then definitely as per it the two things should not mix with each other. If both the elements are mixed then people will become more biased towards their own religion. Whenever politics and religions are mixed then the voting decisions of people have been affected. Politics is about power and a religion is about faith. Faith can influence power but when power influences faith it can become disaster. Faith always leads to principles and values.
So thereby I conclude that Politics is all about having a good time in present life and religion is about having faith for the future times. There are times when they both run like parallel banks of river which don't meet but always run together.
|Anikqua Spencer said: (Jan 26, 2017)|
|I agree that religion and politics should never be mixed. The law is supposed to be based on logic and good reasoning as to why something should be legal or not; not based on "your" faith in a personal God. Religion is already complex enough with over 4,000 religions and everyone will feel that their religion is superior, making their word law. "My" God isn't always going to be the next persons God meaning we will practice differently. For example, in some religions "we" would still have slaves, woman wouldn't be allowed to be in a position of leadership, interracial couples and dating would be forbidden, etc. Those are just a few factors as to why I believe religion should not be involved in politics. We should be focused on the maturity and growth of nations that is equal and religion just hinders "us from doing so.|
|Akshay Yadav said: (Jan 11, 2017)|
|Yes, I also think but in politics it is the most important thing that the people belonging to that caste will allow his her vote to his caste belonging category.|
|Bimal Kumar said: (Jan 7, 2017)|
|I also agree with this statement. Actually this time lots of people believe in religion. It's a good habit but that is not good. You give your vote of him. Your first duty is that you choose an honest member again you give vote on him. Because this is your right that first of first you choose a candidate.|
|Gurpreet Kaur said: (Jan 5, 2017)|
|I agree with this statement, Religion should not be mixed with politics. Because we choose politics for nation development, not for religion development. Politics create religion for own benefit but it is bad thinking. Firstly responsible all people this situation because almost people vote for own caste leader. They do not see who leader his good for developing India. The leader born from people not for religion. Don't sell voting for money. Please choose one of the best leader and votes for him. Don't see the cast feeling. If we see caste feeling then we are not select correct leader and when we choose wrong leader then India never develop, only because of you. Thank you.|
|Gonex said: (Dec 10, 2016)|
|Politics and religion are two institutions that cannot be separated. They have always worked for hand in hand since ancient Greek civilization. While implementing a state's law, it must be put into consideration that the particular law doesn't clash with the religious belief of that state. In Christian context, the state must understand the rule of the church and vice versa. Politics in its broader sense may be referred to, "affairs of the state, or, citizen" and in narrow sense, it simply may be defined as, "government". Looking at the former, it is not deniable that in every religious text a king would normally rule his kingdom on the advice of his god or a god would intervene to select a king. And when we say "government" it simply denotes a powerful head of the state. To be the head of the state a political party would use different strategy. They would make at least 30% false promises or use money power in order to grab the position. But that is applied politic which is somewhat different from real politics and it puts the dichotomy between the two. Otherwise, Religion is always part of politics.|
|Madhava Reddy said: (Dec 8, 2016)|
|I agree with the statement, religions should not mix with the politics. We choose a politician for nation development, not for the developing the religion or cast. There are many religions approximately 1000 religions made by Indian country. "The leader born from people, not from the religion". Who politician coming from the religion, that politician embers playing with other religion people. "Don't sell vote for money", please choose one best leader and vote for him. Don't see the caste feeling, when you choose the leader for our nation development. If you see the caste feeling in the politics, The India never develop, only because of you. Thank you.|
|Sriram N said: (Dec 3, 2016)|
|All of our know India is a subcontinent with variable traditions and cultures. In that point of view, we have different religions each of them has different habitations. But also another important than that of India is democratic country too. Each religion has their own political environment to enroll their life in good manner. I support it but it each politician gets set the mind of their own religion responsibilities much more than their social work and doesn't knows the needs of other peoples around us. Especially in India, we cannot cease our traditions and politics.|
|Wrishabh Pandey said: (Nov 25, 2016)|
|In my point of view, it is true that the religion shouldn't mix with politics if they do so, they try to divide us for just their own profit. Leaders like that just serve for money, not for nation. Citizen must aware for this to prevent Nation's Development.|
|Elizabeth Sandhra Martin said: (Nov 4, 2016)|
|Being a part of a secular country every citizen has the right to follow which ever religion that one likes and living in a democratic country like India we find ourselves in politics.
In today's world both religion and politics need to change.
Religious and political leaders need to be both spiritual and righteous to the uplift and to flourish the society.
|Renu said: (Nov 3, 2016)|
|I completely agree with the statement that politics should not be mixed with religion. We choose a politician for the development of nation not for the development of a religion or of a caste. Our nation is made up of approx 1000 different religion so we can not choose a different leader for each religion. If we will start choosing the leader on the basis of religion then there will be a new India in each and every corner. In the current situation of India, it is our responsibility that if a politician tries to divide us on the basis of religion or cast complain against him and don't give a single vote to him.
In some regions of our country where the literacy rate is very low, we should work on that and provide the suitable facility for growth and development of that areas.
|Vikas said: (Nov 2, 2016)|
|My dear friend,
My view is differ from other because we forget that our partition has been naming on religion so it's not wonder that politician brings with emotion front of voter. It's true but some diplomatic people are not understood.
|Anurag said: (Oct 21, 2016)|
In my point of view. Religion should not be mixed with politics because many politician members playing with humans feeling on name of religion for votes. There are riots in the country on name of religion.
Politician leader getting benefit.
|Sahari Gani said: (Oct 20, 2016)|
|When religion mixed with politic it absolutely damaging because the two has different mission. Alike angel vs devil.|
|Abhishek Verma said: (Oct 17, 2016)|
These political parties are playing with the emotions of public, for their own profit and the mentality of peoples has also changed so they support to their particular party, and due to this several communities grow up very fast due to unlimited opportunities and rest of the peoples are not able to do this just because of caste and religion, and its also responsible for corruption rate, which is not good for our developing country.
|Kavin Kumar said: (Oct 17, 2016)|
|In our country, most of the political parties depend on their caste-based votes. To maintain their vote bank they are playing with peoples emotions and converting peoples emotions into votes. Even peoples mentality has changed. People too wanted a representative from their own caste or religion. This is not healthy for a democratic nation.
|Tanu said: (Oct 5, 2016)|
In India, it is very common to mix politics with religion. The political party supports one particular religion for their vote bank. Here we can take the example of you. P. Where riots are the result of the mixing of politics and religion. Political party plays with the emotions of the people to get their votes under the name of religion/ minority. All this leads to the choosing a candidate who doesn't deserve the seat. We should try our best to give vote for the right candidate without influencing our decision because of religion.
|Kshitij said: (Oct 4, 2016)|
|Practically thinking if we rule any party we will surely favor the person belonging to us who run on our ethics on our value so that we could make good coordination with them and work more for the development of the country if this development comes from religion then I don't think that there is any thing wrong mixing religion with politics.|
|Priyanshu Yadav said: (Sep 18, 2016)|
|Hello friends, I agree with the topic that religion should not be mixed with politics.
As we all know the majority of our politician used this method to get votes from illiterate peoples. The partition between INDIAN, PAKISTAN is also an example of the mixing of religion with politics. In 1940, Muslim league decided to demand different country and they separated from Indian national congress. It all happened when religion mixed with politics. We have understood that and as a responsible citizen of the country, we should educate the people as more as possible.
Thanks to all the aspirants for giving their valuable time to read my view.
|Ravindra Patil said: (Sep 17, 2016)|
|According to me, religion should not mix with politics, for Example, Country like India which is multireligious, multicultural and diverse among the world because of politics its create communal tension between religions, last 69 years our politics playing around religion, which break the path of progress. We should keep national interest first then the religion. It is time to India grows our politics beyond religion, it all depends on our young generation I hope they will do it.|
|Aman Gupta said: (Sep 16, 2016)|
The main aim of a political system is to provide all-round growth to a society which in turn will lead to rise in status of each individual and providing strong foundation to nation but if "Religion is mixed with politics" the following side effects may a nation suffer.
1) An Uneven growth in the nation.
2) Rise in communal tension between different religion which can be a threat to nation peace.
3) Raising of such practices may even cause loss to humanity and people may get discriminated on the basis of religion in the time of need.
Moreover such kind of politics is raised by only those poltical parties whose first agenda is to meet their hunger for power and not in the improvement of society. On the above basis I want to conclude that religion should not be mixed with politics.
|Deepanshu Maheshwari said: (Sep 1, 2016)|
|I have a strong opinion that religion should not be mixed with politics because every religious have own moral value and ideal so if religion should mix with politics then fighting on religion occurs in the country.|
|Sharry Wahla said: (Aug 31, 2016)|
|Hello friends, I am agree with the topic that religion should not be mixed with politics.
As we all know the majority of our politician used this method to get votes from illiterate peoples. The partition between INDIAN, PAKISTAN is also an example of the mixing of religion with politics. In 1940 Muslim league decided to demand different country and they separated from Indian national congress. It all happened when religion mixed with politics. We have understood that and as a responsible citizen of the country, we should educate the people as more as possible.
Thanks to all the aspirants for giving their valuable time to read my view.
|Aditya said: (Aug 26, 2016)|
|Hello my friends,
I would like to say that yes, RELIGION should be mixed with politics, and the reason is quite clear and that is that we shouldn't talk about ideal things which are not at all applicable, leave the religion you can't even separate casteism from politics, so lets not change the fact lets improve it.
|Dimish said: (Aug 23, 2016)|
|I feel religion should be mixed with politics. Gandhiji said religion and politics should be mixed. When I say politics I mean the moral values which are the basic elements of politics.|
|Ayushi said: (Aug 22, 2016)|
|I completely agree with the topic. The religion of a leader can never express his thoughts towards society or towards a particular community. In my view today's Young & intellect youth should understand that those politicians who demand votes in the name of religion are simply fooling them & should discard them. Votes should only be cast on the basis of their thoughts & ideas towards the development of the nation.|
|Siba said: (Aug 14, 2016)|
|Religion is emotions of people. Some politicians for their vote bank particularly support one community. That creates conflict which is very bad for the society as well as the country. Politicians should ask for votes for the only development of their area. They should not mix Religion with politics.|
|Prateek Sehra said: (Aug 12, 2016)|
|I think religion should not be mixed with politics because if politics is mixed with the religion then you are playing with the feelings of a person for his/her religion. Religion is only made to worship different gods, not for the politics.|
|Sharukh said: (Aug 4, 2016)|
|Hi everyone, First of all, I would thanks to all the members for their thoughtful opinion. I also agree with this statement. Religion should not mix with politics. Politics means not to rule the nation but to work for the nation irrespective of religion, cast, colour etc. With humanity and together. If religion mixed with politics then all the political leaders divide themselves according to their community which is not good for us. And affect our education system. Education which is the most important part of any country for bright future, that also divided according to religion if we adopt politics with religion. I think without mixing the religion with politics we should follow our religion and should obey them.|
|Jiyaa said: (Aug 1, 2016)|
|According to me religion should not be mixed with politics as religion is belief, spirituality in one another wherein politics is meant to govern a nation, like the politicians mix religion to get votes and so there is a lot of racism, internal disputes would be more and there would be discrimination between people and our nation would no longer be secular.|
|Bhupendra Kumar said: (Jul 29, 2016)|
|Hello, everyone. Religion and Politics may be considered as two different banks of a river which can't meet. But, we people always try to mix both. Religion is one which separates us from one another in term of the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or Goddess.
Religion and politics are two extremists that cannot be put together, otherwise, it would devastate the unity, peace, and harmony in our only secular nation of the world.
As far religion is concerned, it should not be mixed with politics because politics is meant for all people of nation or state, we cannot give priority to an individual cast or majority, politicians should be those people who take the decisions and reforms not looking to a single group of people of sate or nation.
Thank you so much!
|Aadhithyan said: (Jul 26, 2016)|
|NO, I don't support this statement. Religion and Politics are one hell of a combination. Used properly it leads to the betterment of our country. I'm putting forward this statement because,
1. No religion in the world is against humanity.
2. No religion asks people to kill others to achieve something bigger.
3. It's the work of the religious heads that misinterpreted the essence of a religion.
Given a leader who is well-versed in his religion (whatever it may be), who is strong-minded, who can't be manipulated/misguided, our nation will become superpower within few years.
|Uttam Yeramalla said: (Jul 25, 2016)|
|No, religion should not be mixed with politics because if they do so some of the politicians may take advantage of this to increase their votes. Let us think if a politician who won in the name of religion would only full fill the promises that he or she gave it the particular religion. So this would violate the rule right to equality, right to opportunity and etc. Which is not good and this may lead to conflicts, war etc. For example the conflict between Andhra people and Telangana people which led to division of the state Andhra Pradesh into two states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.|
|Suri said: (Jul 24, 2016)|
|I agree with this point and true also in our country politics mixing with religions. We had more religion political background parties in our country. Political leaders debate with each other forgot the problems of People.
Is it our country only for one religion? No, it is our country no matter how many religions in the country, and the only one thing we are all Indians. Some leaders get profit from creating the problems b|n the people.
|Ashiq Abdul said: (Jul 23, 2016)|
|The religions only use to identify the peoples which god they would have been followed. But its should not require for identification of democratic and politics. I think the politics is only touching with religion for the purpose "vote banking". Some politicians say this country is only for particular religion, not for other religion followers and go out the country. So the opposite religions people should take of politics party or religious org. So that is the reason for the religions is mixed with politics.|
|Anshul.Baghmare123@Gmail.Com said: (Jul 20, 2016)|
|Of course the real motive of politician is to rule their territory, and Indian has always been know for its secularity, so if the population of a territory has more 1 religious person then, the politician occupy an easy way to win the election by leaning towards that religion, this should not be there, because this would eventually lead to increase in terrorism, - see terrorism is what it's nothing but the coward people who can not do anything, because of their minority choose the path of violence. So again if the politician tries to get the vote in the name of religion its like a trap, the other candidate would automatically vote for his religious, this would create.|
|Vijai said: (Jul 18, 2016)|
|Ya of course religion can't be mixed with politics. Politician is the one who serves for the people. If religion get into politics most of the offers funds and all priorities are given to only a particular religious people.|
|Chandrasekhar Meruvu said: (Jul 15, 2016)|
|Nowadays Religion, Regional, and Caste Issues become very sensitive only because people had concentrated on this and they mainly Ignored Environment, Humanity they have forgotten about the basic requirements which fulfill human needs.
Now come to the point that.
Why are Politicians mixing Religion in politics?
Answer is yes they can mix, it's one type of business/technique they follow to increase their vote Bank.
So as a people we have major powers to elect them, but So many of us are busy in ignoring politics, and some of us are busy in Trusting those bull shit words spoken by politicians.
And why politicians are mixing religions means, we ignored basic needs, Environment, Humanity and we are busy with religions, Castes, For getting reservations. That's why as to gain our votes politicians are mixing this sensitive issues into the picture. So if you start concentrating on basic needs, Environment, Humanity. They may change.
|Peter said: (Jul 12, 2016)|
|In Iran religion and politics is mixed with religion and it is the best country in middle east.
It is the third country in engineering and the 14th country in medicine.
They proved that its possible to manage a country with religion.
They are an Islamic country. They believe that CHRISTIANITY is week and it's unable to manage a country but Islam is not.
|Amir said: (Jul 12, 2016)|
|By responding to the arguments of people who claim that politics is separate from religion, it will be proven that this cannot be the case and that religion is part and parcel of politics. To those who say that the essence of politics and the essence of religion are at odds and for this reason they cannot be combined, the following can be said: Religious politics means the management of a society based upon the values and criterion of religion, in order that the society reaches wholeness and true balance; there does not exist any logical contradictions in the issue of religious politics.
In response to the argument that religious laws are matters that are "on occasion", it must be stated that this is not only applicable to religion or the precepts of religion in the political arena, but it applies to every body of laws which is in existence (all of these are based on circumstances and the situation at hand).
Also, in response to the argument that religion is an unchangeable matter and the world and its politics are always changing, and therefore, an unchangeable body is unable to manage something which is always in a state of change, it is said that: religion and this world both possess changeable and non-changeable aspects, and each part of religion has to do with its corresponding part of worldly matters. In relation to those who say that Islamic jurisprudential management is inefficient or incompetent, it must be said that Islam takes into consideration all changing and nonchanging aspects of individual and social life and guides people to a correct way of life with all of these aspects factored in. The existence of the jurisprudential method, which is the standard way of understanding religion, provides and ensures the correct understanding of this religion. In addition, it opens the possibility of answering new questions which come about.
|Robert G Holtz said: (Jul 7, 2016)|
|They should because they go together hand in hand.
It is written that the governments of the world would be on the shoulders of Christ and that he would rule forever with his commandments, laws, and statutes. A kingdom without an established foundation is a kingdom that will not stand.
|Krishna said: (Jul 4, 2016)|
|Obviously, it's true that religion shouldn't be mixed with politics. But here we have to think the root cause of it. Is it because of the politicians who play with the religious sentiments of people? Or is it because of the people who set boundaries for themselves based on their religion and caste? Only when there is a point of conflict available for them, the politicians or anyone try to cash it. A political leader is just a representative of the society/his constituency. It is obvious that in our country each region is being dominated by a single religion or caste. Automatically, the leader thus elected will be of the dominant religion/caste and after the election, he serves his community the most. This will raise the social inequalities further and creates an unrest in the society.|
|Souvik said: (Jul 4, 2016)|
|Religion should not be mixed with politics as this two things are different things politics is the way through which we are realising our duties towards our nation. Religion means a way to link ourselves with god. If politics and religion will be mixed then it will lead to discrimination.|
|Ruma said: (Jun 21, 2016)|
|I think religion should not be mixed with politics, because many deference religious people live in a country, so according to me, the position should.
Be selected a right person, who have experience and good knowledge about it, not to be selected as a religion basis. Its great example is separation. Pakistan of India.
|Catherine said: (Jun 18, 2016)|
|No. Religion and politics should not be mixed. India, as we all know, is a secularism democracy and is blessed with diverse, cultures and traditions and religions. But I think it's easier said than done. Since recent times, most politicians including the present ruling, I feel takes advantage of the majority and minority groups. In my opinion, since India is a secular country, all religions must be given the equal opportunity to express their thoughts and people or politicians of one country should not be allowed to exploit the others (THIS WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT BUT. ).
On the other hand, if you think about it, some people see untouchability and 'honor killings' as part of a custom or religion, certain groups are publicly avoided and are never allowed huge promotions in the economic sector. (There are many more instances I learned in Grade 8 but right now, I forgot). In such cases, I feel politics can and should interfere to ensure that everyone is content.
|Meera Singh said: (Jun 18, 2016)|
|I think including or even mixing religion with caste is a very cheap way of getting votes from a majority of people. Since politicians look for their benefit rather than the benefit of the people, casteism is a common way which may bring votes but not notes (money).|
|Lol said: (Jun 16, 2016)|
|According to me, today's topic is very sensible and beneficial for our country. During election period, many politicians came with religion issues. They start representing a religion. Start giving promises for vote. We should not elect such a representative. We should not support him or her because of greed. We should keep in mind terrorists unite when religion divides. So never mix religion with politics.|
|Akanksha Nigam said: (Jun 16, 2016)|
|Hello, everyone. I respect and appreciate every thought mentioned above.
I believe that politics and religion should not be mixed at all by political leaders as because it intensely affects the individual identity of a person and sometimes if something bad would happen because of an individual perspective then the whole community would have been blamed which is not at all good practice as because every civilized citizen wants harmony and peace rather than prioritized by any political leader. We as an Indian wants great leaders who can provide growth and development to Indian an Indian people not the discrimination between each other. India is a resilient country we want great leaders to make India proud not to create discrepancy and hatred between the people.
I'm Akanksha Nigam proud to be an Indian who is able to celebrate not only her festivals also can be happy and share happiness while celebrating others religious festival.
We as an Indian have a great taste of so many religion and culture also we have so many things to learn because of so many religion we have in our country.
India believes "unity in diversity" and we all should respect this beautiful thought as an Indian.
Love you India.
|Sneha said: (May 18, 2016)|
I can say that for a good thing to happen at first we should wake up. Why should we encourage politicians to bring religious feeling between us? One should respect others and their religion. If we are going to react based on religious politics it will reflect on us. If we are going to choose the person who respects his/her duty this discrepancy may not be raised. So change should come from within. If we are strong enough that we don't have religious feelings between us no one can raise that topic even. If we try to change within we can expect the change in society.
|Deepak said: (May 13, 2016)|
|Religion should not be mixed with politics But what if certain sensitive topics need political interference. Shouldn't the concerns of the majority population be addressed by the leaders of the nation ? Recently 'beef ban' is in news. If a religion guy has just worshiped an animal and hours later he come to know that the smell from neighbor's house is on beef and it has been the same animal worshiped, this will create rukkas and inharmonious environment. Thus, politicians should not cook their meal on religious matters but should participate with pure intentions giving detailed and logical explanations to the religious causes and having healthy public debates as they are the voice of public keeping in mind that if India allows diversity, we should assure harmony.|
|Pradip Pawar said: (Apr 21, 2016)|
|No. Religion should not mix with the politics. In last year, we have heard and even saw "meat ban" this all happen because of religion. One religion person that belong from his/her own religion he likes to say whatever in my region it is right according to traditional rule so who we are to change this rule. Then another religion people say but in my religion and in tradition it will not accept. It is truely said that terrorists unite us while religion divides. The politician also gates advantage of the religion matter.|
|Sundar said: (Apr 7, 2016)|
|Religion is one's belief regarding the creator of him. It defines how he sees the nature, others and himself in the society. It's the belief he/she strongly possess and nurture it in his mind and soul.
Politics is the one which allows the representatives to communicate with the people. It's the way, one can get the belief and of people. It's the way one can express himself on what he can do for the welfare of the society and the way in which he/she can understand & protect the belief of the people.
So two beliefs (one as Religion and one as politics) met each other when there is a necessity. Involving religion in politics is not always an evil. Bhakti Movement involved it for the welfare of people and it provided the base for the unity of people. During independence, Religion was one of the major factors which provoked sentiments of people and leads to the revolution. It's the combination which can provoke mass people towards good as well as poor.
According to me, Involving religion in politics is not a bad thing, but it depends on the way how it's interpreted. So, good politicians, people representative using it for the welfare of the citizens, it's always a movement of welcome.
PS: Avoiding or prohibiting or nullifying anything will not be useful for the welfare.
|Abc said: (Mar 23, 2016)|
|India is a country of diverse culture. Nowadays politicians are approaching the general public on the basis of religion to increase their vote bank. This should not be done as it not only increases their votes but also divides the country.|
|Pammy said: (Mar 22, 2016)|
Politics should not be mixed with religion. In a country like India, it is very difficult to change the system which is followed for many years. People of India should change their way of thinking. Each and every individual should educate themselves and vote for a right person.
|Shaashwata Audichya said: (Mar 16, 2016)|
|In my point of view POLARIZATION on the basis of RELIGION will not lead India to the international level. People in India are day by day getting sensible they know that, this is all set. It will not benefit the citizens of our country, still there are many issues like poverty, unemployment, security of the women's its political leaders should end the dirty politics on the basis of caste, religion and lay their emphasize on the development of the people and surmount over these issues. So therefore religion shouldn't be amalgamated with the politics. Politics is for the welfare of the people.|
|Akku George said: (Mar 12, 2016)|
|We should not support any such parties. People should understand that the people belong to a particular political party should be honest, caring, forgiving, down to earth attitude. This will answer all other similar questions like discrimination (religion, gender, race, wealth, country, etc. ) , corruption, greed, violence, etc. etc. Rather that asking such question we should discuss on honest, caring, forgiving, down to earth attitude.|
|Jivesh said: (Mar 10, 2016)|
|DURING colonial period British government had run the policy of divide and rule. This division was based on various methodology on the basis of living standards, caste, religion.
As it been truly said that "there is always a knot in between joined broken thread". In that manner our brotherhood is still unable to bind those gap. Politicians are now taking the advantage of those division. In our multiparty system politician tell their people specifically that he will work best for him then others.
|Meno Yhoshu said: (Mar 10, 2016)|
In my perspective, politics and religion goes hand in hand.
Why? Talking based only on the negative impact of the past is not the holistic approach. It is widely mistaken in India that secularism (Civil Religion) is equated with religion. However, the real issue lies with communalism and not religion. Every religion has its own high ideals which propagate the well being of humanity.
On the other hand, we cannot afford to continue to subscribe to the same old 'Blame Game' of power politics. Instead, it's much wiser to come out of our pointing finger purview and be a rational active ambassadors of both religious and political ideals.
At the bottom line both are age old institutions that have enriched, shaped and withstand challenges thus far in this great country of ours. It's is the players/stakeholders that defame named institutions.
|Shreeraj said: (Mar 2, 2016)|
|Politics should be played, but not to divide the people as per their religion and basically those are the two different things, one should not mix those for their personal benefit in the election And everyone should believe humanity is the only religion.|
|Vasu said: (Feb 29, 2016)|
|Yes, I strongly believe that religion should not be mixed with the politics. In our country, there are many provisions are present in the constitution to protect and uphold one's religion. But unfortunately today's politics are drowned in caste and religion.
Now the political parties taking advantage from the caste and religion to win the elections. So it is mandatory to bring the amendment or an act for not use caste and religion politics. The election commission has to take care to not to include caste and religion in the political party manifesto. Then only we can find harmony in the democracy.
|Adil Ali said: (Feb 26, 2016)|
|I partially agree with you all, I think politics has nothing to do with religion and the politicians should not play politics on the ground of religion because if politics will mix with religion there will always be a threat to communal harmony and nobody can live peacefully. Politicians always try to gain political benefits when there is an election by polarizing the votes on the basis of religion.
Everybody has the right to live with peace, equality and to accept any religion of their choice and it is also written in every holy book to live with brotherhood with everyone either they are from your religion or not. So people should boycott those political parties who play religion card and should choose the one who will do the development of the country.
|Debarati Ghosh said: (Feb 17, 2016)|
|Religion is birth right but politics is certainly not. In the present scenario it is seen that religion is used as weapon to make a foothold at politics but this should not be done. Yes we all support universal adult franchise but it's for the upliftment of the society and not to bring a political party in power.|
|Ruban said: (Feb 16, 2016)|
I agree this statement. If religion involved with politics it will be against human rights. Religion is valuable thing. So do not compare with politics.
Thanks for your reading.
|Dhurga said: (Feb 10, 2016)|
Religion & Politics are two most important one for citizens of our country. But both have different morals & rules. Here comes the politics of our politicians to make a victory. They all using religious people for their victory.
Even Though most of the Indian peoples are well educated there is some religious feel stick to them which make them to fail in their responsibility to choose a better leaders for our country.
Think before you vote whether they are eligible for that post rather voting them because they belong to our religion. Even now so many parents are uneducated let us explain them not to vote based on religion. Religion never related with politics! Our responsibility is related with politics.
|Hasanpreet Kaur said: (Feb 8, 2016)|
|YES I AGREE THAT RELIGION SHOULD NOT BE MIXED WITH POLITICS. India is blessed by the grace of god with many number of religions, caste, culture, cuisine and various other forms which teaches us brotherhood, dignity, spirit of service.
Many of the people prefer to vote those candidates which belongs to their community instead of analyzing the candidate who can put their views forward in the parliament. And our religion and great forefathers teaches us that their is one god for all and we should obey this by the bottom of our heart.
So I would like to conclude this my saying that we should choose those candidates who are deserving and faithful towards their duty in order to make better and safe nation for us.
|Dhurga said: (Feb 8, 2016)|
How could we relate politics with religion which is entirely different. Yes, here comes the politics of politician they make use of the religious people for their victory.
We all must have the knowledge for differentiating religion from politics. So that we may stop electing ambitious leaders.
Be a responsible citizen to choose a responsible leaders for our country. Thank for hearing my point of view.
|Madhu said: (Feb 8, 2016)|
|Religion should not mixed with politics. Well this is the most important topic to discuss friends.
Firstly, government has been only conducting election by keeping in mind that the upcoming leader should take care of our country by giving equal priority to all rather than giving more priority to specific group.
Here Religion should not play any special role. Every citizen is having equal rights and equal access to any schemes introduced in our country. If religion is involved with politics, it will be against the human rights.
Religion and cast are the one which are created to use only in the place where it has to be. If it is involved with politics, then the political government is doing injustice to our country. India should become a country where every single individual should be treated in equal manner.
|Ashna said: (Jan 29, 2016)|
|Also, what we ever so often forget is that while every religion preaches good values, not every follower of a particular religion is good. Hence voting for a candidate based on his religion or caste as a parameter to judge his honesty and truthfulness is to act naive.
One should rather cast votes for a candidate who has proved himself rather than for one who tries to leverage religion to gain votes to make up for his unfulfilled promises. And hence religion and politics should not be mixed.
|Abhishek said: (Jan 24, 2016)|
Even I would say that politics and religion should not be mixed. We are a secular country, and we should respect all religion. Even Donald Trump who is one of the contenders for US President once said that Muslims should not be allowed in the country to live nor should they be given any visa. But we did not find any public reaction there and this is admirable. But in India the case is different. To increase the vote bank, politicians here do allow caste and religion based politics.
|Suraj Anand said: (Jan 24, 2016)|
|Good morning everyone, Myself Suraj Anand.
We are discussing a very good topic that is beneficial for our community. First of all, I would like to say that Religion and politics both have their limitations. It should not mixed. All Religions teach us brotherhood, equality, respect, truths and many more good things. Politics have different qualities, people should understand the difference between both. India is a secular country. Everyone should respect to another religion.
Some politician looks only their vote bank, by which they raise such topic that can hurt the people. In some areas of the country, people should not elect their representative on the basis of caste and color which results in the division of the social community. The country will grow when all people think together.
|Arti said: (Jan 23, 2016)|
|According to me including religion in politics is not good. But now a day the concept of politics changed. In my view, most of the people selects or support political leaders according to their religion, caste etc. This may create a big problem for our country.|
|Nisar said: (Jan 23, 2016)|
|Religion shouldn't be mixed with politics. As it may cause fights in several religions as we have seen in Hindu and Muslim. I would say sorry if I hurt anyone.|
|Kundan said: (Jan 21, 2016)|
|According to me religion should not be use in politics. But it does not mean that Religion is weakness. Religion teaches us how to live, behave with the others. If we go through past ya its right that people vote to the person belongs to his/her religion.
But this strategy is getting changed now. Now people are favorable to those candidates who really sincere and have good vision, knowledge. This is a good sign for our country.
|Rishabh said: (Jan 20, 2016)|
|According to my concern, the religion should not me mixed with politics because in our country most of the people vote the candidates which are belonging to there own caste or religion, so its effect our society and best person are not elected and its harmful for our society.|
|Manoranjan Kumar said: (Jan 13, 2016)|
I think that cats and dogs difference between religion and politics. So shouldn't mix both. Both of play an important role to develop a country. In India many diversities are available. So we shouldn't think about who would be the leader of our country.
|Ritu Bharti said: (Jan 7, 2016)|
|Yes I agree that people should not mix the politics with religion. Because both are two different things or matter. But people mix both because they don't have any other option to choose. In my point of view we don't trust any unknown person, at the time of voting how can we trust anyone.
As we know that now-a days no one every one look for their own profit so, If people choose among them or from their comm at least they have satisfaction that he is among them and when they need help he/she who is chosen by them will help them at least by the name of comm but he/she do.
But if politicians really want to help people then they have to proof to people that they are loyal for us and do not any inequality among peoples. Thanks.
|Aakash said: (Dec 30, 2015)|
|Religion should not be mixed with politics. I agree to the fact that it should not be mixed but it has been the tendency of people to vote for them who are from their own community in expectations that there will be some betterment in their community this tendency is easily seen by the politicians they exploit these and they see these as their vote bank and cash in.
It is essential that people think about the betterment of the country as whole. When they vote they should not vote as an Hindu, Muslim, Jain. But as an Indian. Next time when we vote we should think about the overall impact on everyone.
|Sai said: (Dec 30, 2015)|
India is a country with great diversity in all aspects which include religion also. If we mix religion with politics then in a country like India which have numerous religions then Politics will also be get divided on the basis of religion as what it is happening in case of caste and community" POLITICS AND PEOPLE ARE THE SOUL OF THE COUNTRY".
In some areas of the country people WOULD elect/vote their representative on the basis of caste which results in division of social community.
PARTITION OF INDIA AND CREATION OF PAKISTAN is the best example of mixing politics with religion. If any of my words hurt any individual's feeling then I would like to apologies so sorry.
|Bhagyashree said: (Dec 27, 2015)|
|In my view religion is all about theory but politics is practical. Word religion which we call in Hindi Dharma, means duty, it is real definition of religion not only just sentimental tact or fanaticism. If politicians follow their dharma truly than whole problems can be solved easily.|
|Gupta said: (Dec 27, 2015)|
|According to me religion should not be mixed with politics. Our India is secular country where we all lives together. It's basically a Phycology to think like this but you should think about your your future so selection should be based on the past experience not on basis of religion.|
|Harika said: (Dec 13, 2015)|
|Yes we need to select the politic leader according to his qualities, education, behavior, and so on but not the religion.|
|K.Harika said: (Dec 13, 2015)|
|Hi I am Harika.
Yes I agree with the @Bhanu pratap he says correct sentence about the topic. Really religion didn't need to be in politics and also the some people vote for their religion.
|Pushpendra Narayan said: (Dec 10, 2015)|
|I read all comments. My view about this topic is that religion is a part of our society even daily life. A religious view shows who is the good one.
Having same feeling and respect for all religions leads a good leader.
As we know that science is connected with religion similarly politics can not be isolated from religion.
|Arushi said: (Nov 30, 2015)|
|I agree with the statement that politics mixes with religion. As we all know that people prefer to vote for that candidate who belongs to their community without taking interest in the things like whether the candidate have the ability to fight for their rights or not.
Without knowing his nature or behavior people used to vote for that candidate who belongs to their community. For a person which is going to vote in elections, is it enough that the particular person he vote for belongs to his community?I don't thing so.
According to me, people should vote for that person or party who is able to represent their views in parliament. And the candidate should think about each and every community without any inequality. He should only think about the development of the area under him with honesty.
In my point of view, every Indian should vote with a feeling to be Indian not. With the feeling of Hindu or Muslim. This feeling will definitely can create a big difference in between politics and religion.
Politics should be kept different from religion always. Mixing between politics and religion create a mess in the whole country. As religious morals are helpful in running politics as they show the way how to develop our country. But creating a mess in the country on the name of religion is completely unbearable. Religion should be applied on the politics but in good aspects.
|Tapishnu Samanta said: (Nov 28, 2015)|
|Religion is a person's identity which defines one's beliefs, ideologies and principles. Politics on the other hand consists of activities to govern a country or a region and its people. Hence, politics and religion have a connection even though they appear to be absolutely different from one another.
Politicians, being the chosen leaders, have the favorable scope of communicating with the people where they try to influence them. Politicians can use various religious beliefs and customs of a certain community to gain their support. It is through religious terms that the politicians can have the greatest impact on the minds of all people who was greatly attached to one's own religion.
Great politicians often use religion to create peace, harmony and unity among the people of a region or a country. They try to inculcate good principles and practices among the people so that the governance runs smoothly.
It only depends on the politicians how they would use religion to influence the people. Now, I would give the opportunity to other members of the group to put forward their opinions on this.
|Bhagyashri said: (Nov 26, 2015)|
|Yes, religion should not be mixed with politics. Rather we can say the politician can help all the religion equally grow in the country. As they have the powers, the resources, they can use it positively to maintain the unity and progress of the nation.|
|Aditi said: (Nov 22, 2015)|
|After having read all the comments, I would like to say that just because we have witnessed only the ugly aspect of mixing religion with politics doesn't mean it cannot have a positive outlook.
At home and schools our parents, grandparents and teachers do narrate stories from religious texts to teach their children high moral values and make them know the difference between right and wrong.
Same way our leaders can use religious teachings to guide the masses to a peaceful and tolerant path or at least can give them a noble message ! if done in a correct way "mixing religion with politics" can actually prove to be a blessing in disguise.
|Priyanka said: (Nov 12, 2015)|
|Yes definitely religion should not be mixed with politics. Being India a secular country, people living here belongs to different religion. Now a days Politicians gave their statement on the name of religion to create disturbance, hatred, confusion and enmity among people of different religion. We live in India where all religions has its own importance and equal priority.|
|Saptarsi Ghosh said: (Nov 5, 2015)|
I would like to share my views in this topic. I am agree with you people that politics should not be mixed with religion. The so called leaders think that they just create an issue which is baseless and all people of India support them. We live in country where all religion have same priority.
But I think the Indian people have enough brain to think what is good and what is bad. I don't think they will bother about those stupid think. And already many people are protesting about those kind of activity. So we have to take some effective measures in these kind of barbaric practices.
|Biplob said: (Nov 2, 2015)|
|According to my opinion Politics and religion completely different from each other. We live in country like India where people are from different religion. Religion is the identity of human being, which controls us.
And the politics is the only way which serves our nation. Through politics we developed our nation. In politics we elect different eligible leader so that they work for us to develop our nation and control the human being. So identity means religion should not be mixed with politics.
But now a days we see that politics mixed with religion. Different leaders are stand up from different religion and many of them take d religion as vote bank. During campaigning its seen that they talk various religious issues.
So that they create a egotism towards him as leader from d same caste, tribe simply as the member from the same religion, as a result they vote the particular leader without showing any eligible characters for serving our nation. For that we can't elect good, active leader for serving our nation, so my point of view is that we should not mixed up the religion with politics.
|Priya Agrawal said: (Oct 30, 2015)|
Politics is mixed with the religion from the day our country got independence. Since then it is followed by many riots, destruction, and other events which clearly shows that politics has messed up a lot in the name of religion.
It only depends on us how we choose our representatives in the parliament and further more how those representatives act and behave for the welfare of people.
Religion should not be mixed with politics
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