The need for communal harmony
Disturbances never breed progress. No country, no civilization, no race has been able to survive the onslaught of continual unrest. In order to develop and grow a society needs prolonged periods of relative peace and harmony. An artist can create, a government can think of new ways growth and an individual can develop his/her potential only in the absence of tensions, be they then external or internal, India has been fortunate enough to experience sporadic communal or internal disturbances. Yet whenever they occurred, developmental works came to a grinding halt.
The society, instead of taking forward strides went back many steps. Long periods of unrest between the members of two communities gave birth to ethnic violence, especially in the sensitive North-East region. With a result these backward areas suffered due to the rapid disappearance of hard-gained facilities and amenities like electricity, drinking water, schools, hospitals, telephones, etc. The need of the hour thus is to focus all our energies and think about whether we want development and a chance to grow or live a degraded life. If we pay heed to the voices of sanity we will realize that the religious zealots only want to stoke the fires of unrest for their own gains.