INDIAN DEMOCRACY: A MYTH?

Democracy came from the Greek word’s demos, meaning people, and Kratos meaning power. Therefore, people’s power fuels the Indian Democracy. That is a form of government which is by the people, for the people, and of the people.

Indian democracy is both direct as well as indirect democracy at different legislative levels. In a democracy, it’s considered that all the citizens are equal in front of the law. Besides, there cast, creed, color, religion.

Every person’s vote carries the same importance in elections. We have the right to freedom of speech, expression, association.

Democratic government gives equal rights to all the people
India Democracy

INDIAN DEMOCRACY MYTHS:

1. According to a democratic government all citizens are equal:

Are all the citizens really equal?

In the previous decade, the Government has implemented the reservation policy. On top, it was to uplift the socially and economically backward classes after independence. Moreover, at that time statements were that it’ll prevail only for few years. It was the correct decision at that time seeing the conditions of backward classes. Unfortunately, the renewal of this act time and again has firmed its following in India.

So, is this justified?

So many years have passed and uplifting some particular sections of the society on the basis of caste is right?

Some masses which are getting this reservation is totally capable of themselves and are still getting privileges. Above all, some people because of their caste which are in need of it are not included.

2.    According to a democratic government all citizens can vote for the party which they like:

Elections In India
Indian Democracy: Voting

So, is this really implemented?

   In India, there is 1.38 billion out of which only 3.4% is graduate or above. The eligibility criteria for a person to vote is 18years. However, it doesn’t include whether the person is literate or not. Due to this when a person which is illiterate gives a vote. He doesn’t think that whether that person is beneficial for further development of the country. In addition, he only thinks that the person who has more fame and popularity is good. Some people tend to buy votes in many remote areas. That is bribing the people with money, and many more things. So that they only vote in their favor. In the previous years, A lot of elections were partial in one way or another.

Moreover, the opposition parties have also filed cases related to malpractice followed in the procedure.

Now, Is this government formed by such elections reliable? Will it be helpful for the country’s development?

Nothing is fair in India till the money, force, and fame are dominant over the people.

CONCLUSION:

Democratic government is formed by giving all the social, moral, human rights to its people. But when these rights are being molded, violated according to the ruling government. Just keeping democracy as the external layer.

Democracy

A democratic country can’t develop until and unless all its citizens are aware of their rights. Corruption and reservation policy which is growing its roots along with the country’s development. To call such a system democratic is not justified.


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Kritika Agarwal
A young aspiring engineer who's persistently in a hunt for finer components. Interacting with people around through my writings.
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