Do democracies lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens? Clarify.
a. Non-democratic regimes often turn a blind eye to or suppress internal social differences. Ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflicts is thus a definite plus point of democratic regimes.
b. But the example of Sri Lanka exhibits that a democracy must fulfil two conditions in order to achieve this outcome:
Democracy lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens:
Democracy accommodates various social divisions.
Democracy reduces the possibility of tensions becoming explosive and violent.
Ability to handle social differences and conflicts among different groups is a plus point of democracy.
Democracy develops procedure to conduct healthy competitions among different groups in a society.
Democracy respects differences and provides mechanism to resolve them.
Democracy always accommodates minority view.