📖Is India truly Democratic❓ Can Indian Democracy protect itself❓ If so, how❓©✒GBG⚔

📖Is India truly Democratic❓ Can the Indian Democracy protect itself❓If so, how❓©✒GBG⚔

1.  Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, had  expressed via one of his tweets, in the month of november last year, that to strengthen our democracy, it is important for people to know about our constitution.

2.  In light of his tweet, I feel duty bound to highlight some major flaws in Indian constitution, which continue to generate, fears about the future of democracy in India.

3.  These fears have also been expressed by, none other than Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the founding father of Indian constitution, during the constitutional debates.

4.  The purpose of a constitution, as per its founding fathers is not merely to create the organs of the state, that is the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.  The purpose of the Indian constitution is also to limit the authority of these three cardinal pillars of democracy, by creating checks and balances.  One method of doing so is to keep these organs independent of each other and the other is by creating limitations in their authority. If this is not done, or imposed, there is bound to be tyranny by them at the cost of oppression of general public.

5 . In light of the above,  legislature can not be given the  freedom  to frame  laws as it fancies, the executive  too can not be free to take any decision suitable to it,  at the cost of inconvenience to the people of India, and even the Supreme Court is actually not free to interpretate any and every law as per its own convenience alone. This is necessary to save India from, chaos, anarchy and unrest.

6.  Babasaheb Ambedkar had  very vociferously  raised his fears,  about the Indian democracy being hijacked,  by the dominance of a single political party, or its all powerful leader.  This fear of his not only proved well founded, as it showed its shades during dominant rule of congress in the past, during Madam Gandhi's times, but it is once again proving true during Shri Modi's  era, where the ruling dominant group of BJP, IS not only  insisting upon staking claim to all political space, but even Namo seems overly busy establishing him self, as the nucleus of all power with in the house.

7. In light of extreme 'Party Politics', which seems quite unconcerned about principle based politics,  and opinion management  via media management having totally taken over indian politics,  and the fact that an average indian voter is quite naive about his rights and duties, and thus extremly manipulable, all these fears are likely to come true.

8. Baba Saheb Ambedkar's fear, that  democracy  might give way to dictatorship,  if the authority of Indian political leaders, given to them via this system remains unchecked, seems to be coming quite true.

9. In the end I will have to quote Baba Saheb once  again. He insisted upon  Constitutional morality, which comprises of equality, rule of law, right to freedom and liberty, economic, social and political justice for all, and much more. Baba Saheb noted that, “Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic”.

10. Hence Indian democracy needs to be continously protected by it's watchogs and whistleblowers from amongst its citizens, even at the peril of losing their lives. We indians must remember that we only gained freedom from british rule in 1947. The struggle for true freedom of expression, knowledge and awareness is a continuing and never ending struggle, which must go on for any true democracy to survive and evolve.
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© ✒Guru Balwant Gurunay.⚔

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