Religion for political gains.

Byline: Asad Ali

Religion is a system of faith or worship that influences the way a person thinks about, views and interacts with the world.

Ones' religion is often main source of their ethical and moral beliefs. For many believers, religion is a source of great comfort, perhaps even purpose.

Many different religions exist throughout the world. Although religions are often very different from one another in theology and practice, it is arguable that most of them focus upon two near-universal themes: How to behave here on Earth, and what to expect when we die.

Most religions teach faith in a higher power, be it one's own spirituality.Religion is the most sensitive part of every society.

Every individual, be it Muslims or other religions, is espoused with its religious lines. One must not pass vague or blasphemous comments on any religion as it hurts the sentiments of millions of people across the world.

As per the latest reports, there are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide. Approximately, 84% of global population is espoused with different religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or some form of folk religion.

The religiously unaffiliated demographic includes those who do not identify with any particular religion, atheists and agnostics.

Likewise, it is the responsibility of every group, organization and particularly government to provide basic religious rights to the people.

They must be provided with every facility to perform their religious duties and prayers. No country can stop someone from performing his/her religious practices anywhere in the country.

If any state stops someone from performing religious obligations, that is subjected to the violation of international charters, conventions and constitutional rights, which must be discouraged.

Unfortunately, a comprehensive and systematic campaign against a particular religion has been launched in India with the indirect support of the government.

The main target of the campaign is to malign Muslim community. It is pertinent to mention here that the campaign was deliberately launched in order to accomplish political and Hindutva-driven interests.

The campaign started when two senior leaders of the ruling BJP passed derogatory remarks against the Last Prophet (PBUH).

Likewise, the remarks severely hurt the religious sentiments of not only Indian Muslims but alsi the entire Muslim community across the globe.

Similarly, the remarks have triggered massive...

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