Concept of Conflict

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CONFLICT: BASIC CONCEPT The word conflict has been derived from the Latin word ‘Confligere’; which means to Strike or attack altogether. In the present world, there are conflicts found everywhere. Each conflict has a reason behind it. these conflicts usually occur when two or more individuals or groups feel they have irreconcilable differences, or they feel that there needs, interests or wants are threatened by the existence of the other groups demands. Hence clashes become inevitable. People all over the world, have different perspectives on life, and its problems, depending upon the environment, in which they have lived. CLASSIFICATION Latent Conflict – Conflicts exist but are not expressed. Overt Conflict – Conflicts are expressed…show more content…
Similarly, in Gujarat riots, it is believed that some Hindu priests had misbehaved with a Muslim girl on Godhra station. The symbolism of the act went against both the communities, later resulting in the stone pelting and burning of the entire carriage of Sabarmati Express, which set off one of the worst riots in the recent history of India. If we now consider the case of Kashmir, it will give us a different dimension of conflict. In 1989, due to the rise in militancy, the Kashmiri Pandits had to flee to Jammu, and if they would not have done so, there would have been one more religious riot in the History of India. After this the people of Kashmir Valley suffered a lot. Some people were killed in Cross-firing, many others in fake encounters, etc. there is hardly any family found who hasn’t lost any relative in the hands of armed forces. Therefore, whenever anything wrong happens, it is perceived that the Indian Armed Forces would have carried it out. For example, during the Shopian rape & murder case, a boy was found dead in Lal Chowk; initially people blamed CRPF- Indian Military, but later investigations revealed it was a love tangle & the boy was murdered by his own friend over a girl. It is now evident, that the lines determining the levels of conflict have been blurred. The only path forward to resolve any form of violent conflict is through establishing trust and understanding not only the root cause of the conflict and its changing dimensions,
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