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Is Democracy operative and best for India?

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Posted: 18 January 2011 at 6:19pm | IP Logged
Democracy grants rights and responsibilities to an individual. It is great when individuals are responsible citizens, failing which laws have to be introduced to ensure everyone tows the line.
Whatever the system adopted a good government is necessary to ensure success and this can be measured by the improvement in living conditions and security of people in general.
Due to cultural, religious, economic, historical and other differences the system adopted has to be modified accordingly.
Generally it seems that India is making good steady progress.
The huge population in India does provide challenges but as long as people are willing to help each other there will be prosperity and peace.

Edited by Summer3 - 18 January 2011 at 7:00pm

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This is a very interesting read about democracy in India
 
The study is very detailed and it explains the problems faced and the prejudices that exist. This was done in 2002
 
It  also explains the importance of information and awareness that is most fundamental to ensure the people know what is happening and what voting is all about.
 
India then had 16 official languages. With the existence of minorities they have to ensure that they are also represented. Problem of untouchables existed then and this is something slowly being abolished I believe.
 
 
 
 
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India during election times is like no other place in the world. The whole look of a city changes.

Banners are hung across every street. Posters are hung on every inch of space. Loudspeakers blare

campaign slogans constantly, even though new laws were passed that say that the loudspeakers must be

lowered to a certain decibel and must be turned off at 10 pm. Every party holds huge rallies for their

supporters and often distributes food or blankets to everyone who attends.

Things have improved a lot in the last 10 years. The key to the change has been awareness. Everybody

is very interested in the news, and they discuss political issues (and movie stars) constantly. When

people are illiterate, often one person who can read will read the newspaper out loud to a group and then

they discuss the issues. Every newspaper, even in rural areas, contains a lot of news about the rest of the

world, not just local news. The most important factor that helps awareness, of course, is the television. In

our state, Tamil Nadu, for example, the government ordered that every village must have at least one

television. People in these rural villages can watch programs in their own regional languages. Political

parties know how important television is, and most have created their own cable TV stations.

Even though local politicians and their supporters can sound very extreme, India has many systems

in place to make sure that the most powerful leaders are more moderate. This helps to bring people together

because no group feels shut out even though their party may not be in power. For example, the

members of the Upper House of Parliament are not politicians at all! Instead, they are writers, doctors,

engineers, poets – respected people in society – who are nominated by the parties, not elected by the

people. The President of India is the Speaker of the Upper House. Although he does not have much

power, compared to the Prime Minister, he is the Commander in Chief of the military

The most difficult aspect of democracy in India is the caste system. The caste system is a ranking of

traditional, hereditary levels in society that have determined a person's occupation and role in Hindu society

for thousands of years. At the lowest level are the Untouchables, who are generally the poorest people and

hold the dirtiest jobs, making them "untouchable" to others. Even though it's illegal now in India to discriminate

according to caste, family background is still very important in India, especially in the rural areas.



Edited by Summer3 - 18 January 2011 at 8:10pm
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Absolute democracy allows even idiots to vote and that is something I don't like. Idiots will identify themselves with another idiot and will vote for him.


Edited by souro - 18 January 2011 at 11:41pm

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Posted: 18 January 2011 at 11:33pm | IP Logged
I believe democracy basically means government by the people, of the people, for the people, bt the people are retarded....So let us say... government by the retarded, for the retarded, of the retarded....I want a government by the people of merit....and merit is a very rare quality....and then they can give the best world to humanity, bt they are servants of the retarded politicians...Am against the votebank politics where secularism (minoirtysm) is the only religion ...and 'antinationals' are tolerated. Nationalists are persecuted because majoirty community is unwilling to take a stand and has been divided into caste votebanks or religion base votebanks.Smile

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Posted: 19 January 2011 at 12:02am | IP Logged
How about this:-
1. Conduct an aptitude test at the age of 18 and only those candidates who obtain above 50% marks will be eligible for voting rights
2. Put a condition that those candidates who obtained voting rights can vote only after they have started working and are paying taxes (i.e. earning equal to or more than the taxable income)

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Posted: 19 January 2011 at 12:10am | IP Logged
Originally posted by souro

How about this:-
1. Conduct an aptitude test at the age of 18 and only those candidates who obtain above 50% marks will be eligible for voting rights
2. Put a condition that those candidates who obtained voting rights can vote only after they have started working and are paying taxes (i.e. earning equal to or more than the taxable income)

Check for aptitude and sanity makes sense.
How about the more tax you pay the more votes you getLOL
The system would be blamed for siding the rich.
 
 
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Posted: 19 January 2011 at 12:19am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Summer3

Originally posted by souro

How about this:-
1. Conduct an aptitude test at the age of 18 and only those candidates who obtain above 50% marks will be eligible for voting rights
2. Put a condition that those candidates who obtained voting rights can vote only after they have started working and are paying taxes (i.e. earning equal to or more than the taxable income)

Check for aptitude and sanity makes sense.
How about the more tax you pay the more votes you getLOL
The system would be blamed for siding the rich.

Yes, ideally the more tax someone pays the greater should be the weight of their vote. However, since the top 1% controls a huge portion of the wealth, there are high chances of a cartel forming.



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Originally posted by souro

How about this:-
1. Conduct an aptitude test at the age of 18 and only those candidates who obtain above 50% marks will be eligible for voting rights
2. Put a condition that those candidates who obtained voting rights can vote only after they have started working and are paying taxes (i.e. earning equal to or more than the taxable income)

 
Ya...good suggestion...Big smile
 
If we check the profession of the politician is the only profession which needs no qualification..... even if you want to be a plumber, some kind of qualification will be needed, some training in plumbing, some certificate.... Bt if you want to be the president of America, or India No certificate is needed.... It seems strange...ConfusedI would like to say if anyone want to stand for any position in the Parliment....or to become the president of the country, then he/she must have at least a Master degree or more... Without having these qualifications you cannot stand, you cannot run for the post....that rule should be there and we shld make grades of voters.... for the state government, Minimum +2 pass, for the county, 10th pass...I would like people of merit, geniuses, to manage the world and things would be totally different.Smile

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