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Many problems that threaten to tear apart the inclusive fabric of the country can be attributed to the historical baggage we carry, some that dates back to as many as two thousand years. Be it the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya or the rise of separatist sentiments among Kashmiris, our country’s complex and long history has proved to be a burden.

9 things that divide India

“You all are divided into small pieces” - Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari featuring Irfan Khan as a vigilante fighting the system carries this chilling message at its end. Divided into fragments over religion, caste, language, food habits and other issues India is still riven by factionalism, even decades after having attained Independence from the British. Here are some things that still split our country: