Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
3. What’s wrong if the majority community rules? If Sinhalas don’t rule in Sri Lanka, where else will they rule?

Question:

What’s wrong if the majority community rules? If Sinhalas don’t rule in SriLanka, where else will they rule?

Answer:

In democracy, it is a known fact that the government is run by the majority. But majority does not mean only the majority in numbers based on religion or community. In its true sense, majority means majority of opinion. Sometimes, majority community may also have part in majority opinion. So, if majority rule is based on opinion it is never a problem to minorities.

Of course, Sinhalas form the majority community of Sri Lanka and it should have bigger share in the government. But, it does not mean that other’s do not get proper representation. If it is so, it will not be a true democracy.

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