Impact of COVID-19 on Socio-Religious Integration in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India and Pakistan

  • Nusrat Bano Department of Political Science & International Relations, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Mustafa Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Anwar Ali Lecturer, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Social integration, Religious integration, Corona virus, Weak economy, Developing Countries

Abstract

Purpose: Integrity is pre-requisite for the prosperity and development of the society. Stable integration is the sign of justice, equality, rights and duties which provides tolerated society and religious inclusion. But, developing countries still have many challenges to stabilize their socio-religious integration due to non-cooperative behavior among different segments of the society, lack of politico-religious tolerance and less socio-economic development. The other factors responsible are poor educational and health system, weak social institution, marginalized segments of society, absences of culture of welfare state. Likewise, in India, communal conflicts remain present in every time as well as Pakistan faces sectarian tension and in both countries, religious norms and attitudes are used for political purposes. Similarly, both countries have the challenges of inequality and injustices within their communities.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The qualitative techniques have been applied in this research. Date has been collected from Secondary and Primary Sources.

Findings: Economic development is necessary for the development of the social prosperity without it socio-religious integration is a dream.

Implications/Originality/Value: The epidemic COVID-19 has challenged the socio-religiosity of the developing countries which affected the socio-economic and religious set up of these countries ruthlessly.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Bano, N., Mustafa, G., & Ali, A. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on Socio-Religious Integration in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India and Pakistan. Sustainable Business and Society in Emerging Economies, 3(1), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.26710/sbsee.v3i1.1786