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Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, with millions of different peoples following a wide variety of different religions. Asia was the birthplace of most of the world's mainstream religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism as well as many other beliefs. Religion determines how respectfully you treat your parents, what videogames you play, what music you listen to, what friends you have, who you vote for in elections, how you spend your time, how diligently you devote to school or your job. In South Asia everyday life of a person is highly affected by his religion as it controls over everything they do and say. Religion is also one of the root cause for creating social class and caste. Karl Marx has argued that problem in religion in ultimately problem in the society. According to him it is used by oppressors to make people feel better about the distress they experience due to being poor and exploited. This is true because on sake of the fate and that can't be changed poor people admit their situation and stop finding social inequality. Thus, under the umbrella of religion people often left unattended without even seeking for justice because they don't want to rebellious to the almighty creator.

However, religion has also played an important role to end the colonization in India. According to Mines and Lamb most religious beliefs in South Asia have supported the idea of enlightenment whether it is through Jiva (importal soul) or Nivana which required people to strive to be liberated from matter. As an example from one of the Indian movie I have recently watched about a freedom fighter named Mangal Panday and how he stated to rebel around a religious issue or I must say honor broken by the British. The primary motivation behind Mangal Pandey's behaviour is attributed to a new type of bullet cartridge which was greased with animal fat, primarily from pigs and cows, which could not be consumed by Muslims and Hindus respectively. The cartridges had to be bitten at one end before use. The Indian troops were of the opinion that this was an intentional act of the British, with the aim of defiling their religions.

According to Sonny Sing in the Western countries, we see trend toward disallowing women to wear a face-covering veil. I have lot of Muslim female friends who were considering wearing the veil out of a personal choice to express her faith. For then it is not a part of their religion rather a part of culture and the society. The government has no right to restrict them from their choice. Similarly, in Saudi Arab the Government should not force women to wear veil if they choose not to do so. Islam has its preferences but there should not be any force behind any practices whether it is covering the head for a women or pray five times a day. After 9/11 many Muslim women have been harassed because of the hijab similar experience Mr.



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