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  • n  the practice of communal living and common ownership
  • n  loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

  • Manmohan Singh in Press Trust of India
    The politics of the CPM and its stand against communalism is well-known. The role played by the CPM and the Left in countering the communal politics represented by the BJP and defending secularism is consistent. It does not suffer from the... Prakash Karat Indian Express Jul 7, 2010 20032 28020 communalism Those parties who fan communalism are insulting Mahatma Gandhi and Gujarat. During the NDA regime, due to few people, whatever happened in 2002 was against the historic tradition of your state," Singh said.
  • Sonia Gandhi in Livemint
    Country is alert to parties based on communalism, casteism and regionalism. People do not want such parties which create riots, whose leaders make speeches that lead to hatred and which sends terrorists to Afghanistan like guests,Gandhi said.

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