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HUNDRED YEARS OLD TERM, STILL RUINING THE PRESENT INDIA- DIVIDE AND RULE

Divide and rule policy in India was something drawn by Britishers in early 1612 AD.  The policy simply implies on the principle of finding a difference between two indigenous targeted bodies to use it to create fuss between them. And meanwhile, rule over them while they are in revolt. If we observe even in the broader way this move proved very successful. As the result, Britishers ruled over our country nearly 200 years. By realising the effectiveness of the policy our current political parties are nowhere behind the British company to divide and try to win the elections through dirty means.

 

FROM WHERE IT STARTED?

When the Mughals were ruling in India. Britishers came for the purpose of business. Mughals were very strong from the centre and was pretty firm on their position. Britishers realised the gravity of the Mughal India and decide to stay silent and wait for their turn. They behaved like the ideal businessman for Mughals. While the Mughals committee stayed strong in position.

The Mughals lost their roots after the death of Aurangzeb, they became weak in the central system. When other powers sensed the weakness of the Mughal system they became alert. The regional power houses of India, namely, Marathas, Nijams, Mysore, Bengal, Awadh, Sikhs, Rohilas and Bundelas, Jats etc. stood straight for the ruling seat. Powers like Marathas, Mysore and Nijams have behaved as strong enemies for each other. Britishers grabbed the heat of the moment and started showing their true colour. The East India Company started to divide the regional powers and create differences over their personal differences.

 BASIC PRINCIPLE OF DIVIDE AND RULE POLICY IN INDIA!

divide and rule policy in india

So, as we can see how we could have shaken hands and would have made India stronger but Britishers used our conflicts to divide us. If keenly observe the principle and the battles they used divide and rule against us, these results come in hand-

  • Divide and rule by Britishers in the battle of Plassey.
  • The formation of alliance. Britishers never fought two enemies at a time. They prefer to make alliance with the enemies of enemy, enemies were regional power. Yet again, divide and rule.
  • They forced the revolt in 1857. The revolt of Hindu Muslim and same goes for Morley Milton Act of 1909, the principle of divide and rule to create conflicts between two major religion of India.

This all concluded the end result, that we all are aware of, the formation of two countries from one. India and Pakistan on 1947.

Henceforth, following the same footsteps of British rule in India, the Indian politics is repeating the cycle.

 

In the current system! How?

Here are mentioned-

  • Hate speech.

Once in for all, hate speech against Hindu and grab the Muslim vote bank. Hate speech against nearly any religion for that matter and rivals votes in your pocket.

  • Reservation system.

The formation of the reservation was way back at the time of our independence and yes, very legit for that time but now, everybody is supporting the rule of reservation depend upon the need rather than caste is more suitable. Legitimacy of caste-based reservation has been lost yet no political party is paying attention as it will create the reduction of votes for their respective elections and that, they don’t want to happen. Proving freebies on the name of caste is just another dimidiation of communities.

  • Communication push.

The current leaders are all do is pushing one element of the situation. Like women empowerment but avoiding talks about men rights, talking about Muslim victims but neglecting and even hiding the other religion for the same humility.

  • Nonviolence.

The other thing is divide and rule comes with non-violence policy. Even if there is any violence that would be among community people and leader would never be blamed for the chaos. In this the way, the work gets done and nobody gets the blank ink.

-SHIVANI TYAGI

 

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