/ Category / Democracy

Supreme Court in defence of democracy | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

August 30, 2018 - 10:35 am in Rights

Supreme court has protected it's image to come for the rescue of not merely those who have become victims of high-handedness of Maharashtra police but to all the freedom lover, dissenters who respect the constitution and rule of law. The highest court of the…

Democracy under assault

August 28, 2018 - 7:38 pm in Governance

The morning news of raids and arrest of five activists from different parts of the country by the Pune police is a chilling reminder that talks of political…

Was Emergency in India akin to Hitler’s Regime? | Ram Puniyani

July 9, 2018 - 5:34 pm in Governance

On the eve of 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, which was imposed on the country in 1975, BJP has come out strongly condemning the event, has issued…

Democracy at Stake #Back2Ballot | Antara Mukherjee

February 20, 2018 - 11:35 am in Elections

“Today it is no more the question of going back to ballot paper in elections, but it’s a must that 2019 elections be conducted through the ballot papers. EVM machines are destroying the trust between the voter and the democratic system. Democracy is too…

Temples, Politics and Leaders: From Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi

January 27, 2018 - 11:48 am in Faiths

What should be the attitude of leaders’ visits to places of worship? The matter is very complex in a society like that of India where the hold of religion on the society has been strong and is becoming stronger. In many a Western countries where Christianity…

Sectarianism suppressing democratic Right of Expression | Ram Puniyani

October 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm in Governance

Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices of dissent but the freedom fighters did see this as a crucial mechanism of rooting democratic ethos in the…

The failure of multi-party democracy in India

October 18, 2017 - 1:16 pm in Economics

The 19th national congress of the Communist Party of China is underway. Every day the contrast between the Chinese model of development towards socialism and India’s failed multi-party democracy becomes starker. The vision for the world presented by China’s…

70 Years of Independence: Miles and Miles to go Before we Sleep

August 21, 2017 - 2:22 pm in Society

Seventy years as an independent country is a good enough period to reflect on how we have evolved as a nation and how our polity has evolved. It will be incorrect to generalize our observations across the length and breadth of our country as India is very…

NEEDED “Freedom from AFSPA” in J&K and Manipur | Pushkar Raj

August 15, 2016 - 7:52 pm in Governance

As India celebrates its anniversary of independence from the British rule it, is worthwhile to ask when the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur will get freedom from the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act 1958 (AFSPA) which is no less than being living under…

What AILS Indian Democracy ?

April 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm in Society

India won freedom under a leadership whose dream was to have an India, which belongs to all Indians. Gandhji wrote in the Harijan of 9 August, 1942 about the India they have been fighting for in the following words : Hindustan belongs to all those who were…