Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
7. Consider the following statements about power sharing arrangements in Belgium and Sri Lanka.

Question:

Consider the following statements about power sharing arrangements in Belgium and Sri Lanka.

A. In Belgium, the Dutch-speaking majority people tried to impose their domination on the minority French-speaking community.

B. In Sri Lanka, the policies of the government sought to ensure the dominance of the Sinhala-speaking majority.

C. The Tamils in Sri Lanka demanded a federal arrangement of power sharing to protect their culture, language and equality of opportunity in education and jobs.

D. The transformation of Belgium from unitary government to a federal one prevented a possible division of the country on linguistic lines.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) A, B, C and D

(B) A, B and D

(C) C and D

(D) B, C and D

Answer:

(D) B, C, and D.

(A) is incorrect:In Belgium the power sharing problem arose because the Dutch-speaking people constituted a majority in the country, but a minority in the capital.

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