plural society


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plural society

any society in which there exists a formal division into distinct racial, linguistic or religious groupings. Such distinctions may be horizontal (see also SOCIAL STRATIFICATION) or vertical (see PILLARIZATION). See also MULTICULTURALISM; compare PLURALISM.
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India should shun its myopic majoritarian policy and be proud of being a plural society where minorities, especially Muslims and Christians, have no fear of being treated as second-rate citizens.
No doubt, Karachi being a moderate plural society belongs to each and every one living here, doing business here, linked here directly or indirectly,' he said, adding, 'This ownership of this city would definitely further foster fraternity and brotherhood among the people of different languages, thoughts and religions living here peacefully.
No doubt, Karachi being a moderate plural society belongs to each and every one living here, doing business here, linked here directly or indirectly,' he said and added 'this ownership of this city would definitely further foster fraternity and brother hood among the people of different languages, thoughts and religions living here peacefully.
No doubt, Karachi being a moderate plural society belongs to each and everyone living here, doing business, connected directly or indirectly with the city,' he said.
But that it took the APC almost three years to initiate a process of honouring a cardinal campaign promise remain curious, as it borders on integrity, trust and faith, three ingredients critical to nation-building in a plural society like Nigeria.
A very sad development in a plural society like that in India, indeed
In an interview to a state-run broadcaster, Ansari said India was a plural society, but its "ambience of acceptance" was under threat.
When asked why he thought Indian values were breaking down, Ansari answered, "Because we are a plural society that for centuries, not for 70 years, has lived in a certain ambience of acceptance.
Ododo sets out to first of all show the benefits and strength of a multi-cultural or ethnically plural society.
For the rest of us, the question remains: Will it still be a country with a tolerant and plural society, proud of its institutions and its constitutional traditions, and admired for its values throughout the world?
The Vice President said that Indian Muslims have lived in Indias religiously plural society for over a thousand years and that has impacted on modern India and its existential reality of a plural society on the basis of which a democratic polity and a secular state structure was put in place.