Holistic approach must for peace in India to achieve sustainable targets

Holistic approach must for peace in India to achieve sustainable targets

Peace in India should now re-route to a more holistic approach for recovering from economic loss and achieve equitable and sustainable peace

The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21st, in a bid to promote peace across the globe. This year, it has become even more significant due to war, pandemic, and economic impoverishment. In India alone, around 1.5 million people have lost their jobs since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country is reeling under the effects of political fragmentation between the government and the Opposition.

Theme of 2021 International Peace Day

It is important to make peace with the climate as global warming has not paused a bit. The need of the hour is to build a green and sustainable global economy that would create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create resilience to the ever-increasing climatic impacts.

The need for holistic peace in India

India is often touted as the most peaceful country in the world. But nobody talks much about the violence-stained interiors, not necessarily marred with war violence. India has witnessed severe religious violence, which has then soared to political blame-games. Muzzafarnagar riots, the twin Gujarat blasts, Mumbai blasts are just a few.

Kashmir needs an inclusive peace deal

The Indian government has abrogated Article 370 to reinstate peace in Kashmir Valley. It is trying to invoke peace by muzzling dissent. History proves that silencing voices is not a successful method to invoke peace.

India stance on reduced carbon emissions

Yesterday, at a high-level meeting on climate change chaired by UN general secretary Antonio Guterres, India had called upon the promise of a $100 billion per year goal by developed countries, which was made in 2009. The UN meeting was also attended by British Prime Minister Borris Johnson.

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