International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Nationalism in primordial and modern settings


Sandeep Kaur

Nationalism is a commitment to the nation about following its ideals and striving for national development. In Indian context it is about taking forward the pledge which is considered as the guiding light of the Constitution i.e. Preamble and it's ideals of secularism, democratic participation, justice, liberal outlook, etc.
In the light of the above discussed ideals dissent, debate and protest are an integral part of Nationalism. Only when we debate will we take forward the concept of Uniform civil code as aspired by our constitution in article 44. Our Nation is made up of different cultures and regions and we must provide space of their own growth and development along with the development of nation as a whole. Every citizen has the right to dissent when he doesn't agree as provided by our constitution through freedom of speech and expression in article 19. The same article 19 goes forward to allow peaceful assembly to protest.
India must embrace the positive concept of Nationalism and not jingoism in the name of Nationalism. It must take forward the agenda of development in the form of Digital India, Swachchh Bharat, Start up- Stand up India and Make in India. Provide opportunity of dialogue to the Kashmiris for the overall progress of the nation without compromising on the internal and external security. Drop article 124A from IPC which acts to stifle freedom of speech and expression. Nationalism should be inclusive and not exclusive.
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Sandeep Kaur. Nationalism in primordial and modern settings. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 752-755
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