RELIGION: BOON OR AFFLICTION
(By: Naveen Nischal)
“Believe In What You Are, Not In Who You Are”
This world consist of different religions, where India stands as the third most religious country. India has nine recognized religions, where the majority are Hinduism, Sikhism, Islamism, Christianity, Buddhism and Jainism. Every religion is diverse and still. It is said that there is unity in this diversity, But in reality, is it so? This could be the most contentious question to ask for. A country having a population of about 1.3 billion and with diverse religions, can it be a BOON or AFFLICTION?
Every state has their own culture and many of us are unaware of the different culture that exists. Every religion claim themselves as supreme, which gives rise to hatred among people. This naive line of thinking sows the seeds of Affliction among all the people and the religions. Due to this one starts to claim supremacy, letting the other one down and allege themselves a majority and consider others as minorities. Due to this gullible approach which almost every people in this country possess, the so-called minorities suffer the most and undergo many atrocities. Many people are not in this superstitious league. They know the real meaning of humanity rather than focusing on casteism. These are the people who maintain the notion of, “unity in diversity“. Different religions have different ideology but no religion teach hatred. Religion is a Boon as it gives us a sense of belief and humanity among the human race.
There have been many instances where the nation has witnessed communal riots. These instances unravel that religion is also an Affliction for the whole nation.
Hence the religion is considered both as Boon and the Affliction for the nation and as well as the people of the nation.