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A Socio Religious Analysis of Suicides and its Impact on Economic Development


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  • Aijaz Ali Wassan
  • Mahwish Riaz

    (FUUAST, Karachi, Pakistan)

  • Riaz Shaikh

    (Indus Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) karachi Pakistan,)

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    The aim of this paper is to gaining deeper insight into the reasons and consequences of condemned suicidal act from the socio-religious point of view and its impact on the economic development of a society. The condemned act of suicide and problems relating to it, keeping in view the available facts and figures is analysed in view of social and religious beliefs in the known religions of the world. Suicide is a serious public social problem. It is one of the important problems. Different reports on the causes and consequences of suicide have presented an extremely grim picture. It has threatened the life itself. The people resorted to suicides in huge numbers since last decade. Accordingly, the problem of suicide and other related matters may be viewed in terms of the role performance failure of the social & religious systems concerned and the social entities in their environment. Analogously, the problem may be interpreted in terms of the mal-functions of relationships based role on the reciprocity of expectations amongst the interacting social systems.

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    Article provided by Department of Business Administration in its journal Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS).

    Volume (Year): 1 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 1-13

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    Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:1:y:2007:i:1:p:1-13

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    Keywords: Suicidal; Economics; Socio-religious; Beliefs; Rituals; problems; Reasons; Consequences; Role-Performance; Interaction.;

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