Rise of Regional Blocs Threatens Independent Nations like India

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Ankita agarwal said:   1 decade ago
Creation of regional block implies carving out an area out of the country based on the culture of the people of that area, the languages they speak and the customs they follow.

India is a secular country and is known all over the world for its varied culture, customs, etc. It is this unity among the Indians that separate the country from the rest of the world.

Dividing India into regional blocks would certainly hamper the very preamble of our constitution which talks about national integrity. New states may face numerous problems of terrorism, water, electricity distribution, etc.

The political parties supporting creation of separate states on the basis of religion, etc. Actually have selfish motive. They are following the policy of divide and rule which, as history testifies has had a demeaning effect on the Indians.

Having said that, we cannot ignore the fact that there may be certain groups within a state which might feel that their interests is not significantly represented. For example, the Gorkhas in northern West Bengal are demanding a separate state based on this very argument. However, rather than dividing the state, the government might come out with better prospects.

One such measure may be to take steps to improve quality of living of such people, provide them better education, healthcare, etc. Besides, as advocated by Subash Ghising (the leader of National Liberation Front for Gorkhland) , the particular regions can be given special status under schedule 6 of the Indian constitution. This would not only resolve the problem of the so called "neglected communities", but would also maintain the unity of the nation.

If the supporters of regional blocks can take every steps to create a separate state, they could also fight for improving the conditions of these communities, thus making them a part of our very own country "India".
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Sayantani said:   1 decade ago
Yes I agree that it is a threat and that also very much specific to India. To begin with we need to keep it in mind that being a multi-regional country somewhere or the other it was on the card. Coming to the question of threat, it will make the country weaker than ever. If we consider the time of our independence there also we got divided in two regions hence two independent nations were born- India Pakistan. And now we can see all these troubles is being caused because of that.

The more regional division means more groups to fight among themselves which ultimately deprive the country from peace and progress, as the saying goes "United we stand divided we fall".

To wrap up I would say that this is not IPL that we can enjoy the healthy competition, this is something involves our very own nation and its future. Regional blocks can create new problems only and to make out solution we have to work as a nation.
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Adah khan said:   7 years ago
I think language never divides us. It is just a medium of instruction. But on another side our religious thinking divides us. Please search and you will find that never ever a single war is fought between Hindus and Muslims on the basis of religion. In Islam Jang-e-Azeem etc war was fought between two ideologies. One group claim that they ate Muslim but they don't believe in Muhammad, and other groups claims that they are Muslims and they are firm supporter of Muhammad. Thus these two ideology lead toward war between them. However, both claim themselves as Muslim.

In Hindus, it is also a fact that Ravan was a Hindu and back of Shivaji but due to his wrong ideology he fought a war with Bhagavan Ram.

Thus think that nobody is responsible for differentiation whether it is language, religion, or caste etc but only and only our ideology and at modern times even a well-educated person also acts as a robot. We are misused by our politicians. They let remain an area poor for their own sake. And also develop it for their benefits and gain profit.

So I don't think that states should be made because a new state can be formed but territories can't be decreased and population what's about it.
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Sumana said:   1 decade ago
Rise of regional blocks should not be encouraged at all. Ours only identity that we are Indian. India is a secular country where people belongs to different religion, cast, society live together. We are already divided our country on the basis of religion. Just we are repeating the history again. Politicians from different region are encouraging to create regional blocks in order to fulfill their own interest. Creation of regional blocks means hampering national integrity. Dividing the country into regional blocks isn't a solution to regional disparity. Every issues can be solved by discussing the same at national or at state level but but not at the cost of unity.
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Rashmi Roy said:   1 decade ago
A human body has head, hands, legs, eyes, ears etc. When a problem occurs at any 1 part of our body, we take medications or operate that part. Do we separate it completely from our body unless its carcinogenic stuf?our country is our motherland. We are already divided on the basis of states, religion, caste, culture & numerous other unnecessary reasons. Now are we planning to make microscopic divisions?regional blocs cant be the ultimate solution. The only solution is to check corruption from the lowest till the highest level that don't let the flow of money reach its destination!
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Pankaj singh said:   1 decade ago
Suppose yours view is generalized,eventually leading to the disintegeration of India into as many states as per the demand on regional,religion,cultural or on economic basis. now will that would be a testimony to a secular country,or an epitome of integrity as a nation?would it not be a slap on the face of all our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for us to live and breathe in the free air? is it not our responsibility to come out of our cocoon of regionalism,culturalism and all those ..ism and think in terms of unity. no matter where we live let not forget that we are indian,and moving one step ahead let us live for the betterment of humanity. politicians only eye their self interest,afterall who does not want to become a chief minister of a new state and loot our country in yet a different way.
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Megha said:   1 decade ago
According to me, regional blocs surely leads to disintegration of the country, especially a big one like ours, INDIA. A new region will surely think only about for their people welfare not for the welfare of our whole nation. This selfishness of a particular region will surely lead to disintegration of our country.

Hence, we should oppose this idea of regional blocs as it will cause more harm than benefit.
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MS Khan said:   1 decade ago
I don't think so. Regional blocs due to change of culture and its importance can be created. We are living in 21st century and we should look at the problem for that point of view. Few years before we have created new states in form of Uttranchal, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. The mass of these area were different from the whole state dut to cultural differences, language, development etc. Due to creation of these new blocs we have seen a significant improvement and development which were earlier not visible being with the bigger state like UP, MP and Bihar. The govt has money but do not have resources at state level to get the job done. Now samller state will have their own reqmt and which will be met with great enthusiasm. The undevloped area of Chattisgarha and Jharkhand has noticed devlopemnt in field of infrasturcute, medical facilities and education which were earlier deprived of these facilities. These new states have almost no differences with the state from whom they have fell apart. Now the Telangana problem has come up which should be delath with the same frame of mind. The telangana people have not received the development as like rest of the Andhra Pradesh. The area being costal is neglected and also is differenct from rest of the AP keeping in vies the cultural background. the creation of Telangana will not be a problem if the issue is finalised amicably. The separation of state is not a major problem but the problem is a firm command in the centre to look after the affairs and have a co-operation with state govt. Since we are republic of India and follow one constitution there will be no problem unless of until we are devied on the base of religions as was done by British when they created India and Pak.
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Esha said:   1 decade ago
I think creating regional blocs is something we really don't need now and don't have to do now. We are alredy divided in a wide range. It was britishers who started the trend of "divide and rule" and now our very own politicians are taking it forward. The point is we all know that what politicians are doing with our country. We cannot change them or lets say there basic instict for greed. But what we can definately do is we can change our society by putting our never ending contribution against corruption and all the odds that really really need our attention.

To summarise I would say regional blocs are a very big threat to our country if we are welcoming it, but it is really not a threat if we are confident about ourselves and our beleif in unity. Stand united. Stand strong.
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B.VIJAY.BHARGAVA said:   1 decade ago
First why should it happen? INDIA is not a playground! This is true, INDIA is a country where the birth of many inventions took place, even the basic 0 number also took place in India. The people of India must be wise, such that even if any problem comes they have to solve without causing any harm to rest of nation and our natural resources. But recent telangana issue is causing a lot of transport problem which is a sad news by which trains are running by diesel instead of electricity. Also sad news for business people for which they have to stop their business which causes a lot of DISTURBANCE IN THEIR LIVES. We need to be in such a way that we should solve the problems positively.
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