Topics: India, Democracy, Manmohan Singh Pages: 3 (1039 words) Published: January 25, 2013
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination Democracy existed in ancient Greek and Roman republics but with little success. It had very little scope in ancient India. Democracy entered its golden stage in the twentieth century. Many countries in the world today follow the democratic form of government.

India is the largest democracy in the world.
Democracy is mostly not practised in India because India is being run by a few people who use their power very autocratically and they misuse this power for their gains. In a democracy everyone is supposed to have equal rights. But in India there are many people who are more equal than the rest of us. They enjoy more privileges than can be imagined by the common man. All privileges are uniformly misused by those more equal than us commoners. Whether we are able to afford or not is not a question. But the fact remains that the government makes it affordable simply by dipping into our pockets whenever the need arises and that need doesn't seem to have any end. Our law makers and enforcers misuse the law to suit their needs and deeds. Our democracy is not a small thing that anybody comes and misuses it. We have a broad democracy where everybody takes his responsibility through constitution. But most of times our politicians define and interprets the constitution in such a way that his requirements are meant even if that means that the common man has to suffer. It has been proved time and again that the laws are bent when a politician is caught in some problem but the punishment is handed out very severely to the common man. Well, I think everyone wants...
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