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Bridging The Divide: Towards A New Cosmopolitan Muslim Mindset

During one of my recent summer trips to India, an incident in the Mewat region of Haryana reported in a local newspaper caught my attention. A road accident had escalated into a communal riot between Muslims and Hindus. Among other things, this incident was, for me, symptomatic of a lack of what may be called "communal integration" in Indian society. In a diverse society like India, where the national motto itself is Unity in Diversity, the lack of integration in terms of an inter-religious social cohesion is fraught with great risk.