Democracy is Hampering India's Progress

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Vaishali Gupta said: (Thu, Apr 17, 2014 05:53:29 PM)    
Neither democracy nor dictatorship can hamper a country from progress if there is a reliable and faithful leader and people too support and understand their responsibility towards the country. People take democracy in very wrong way they give bribe, they don't give income tax, they don't pay bills and all blame goes to the govt. So I think there must be a strong hold on people like in dictatorship with hard and fast rules.

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Rohit said: (Sun, Apr 13, 2014 08:05:52 PM)    
First of all I would like you to stop being emotional about democracy. The fact is if it weren't for the democracy, we'd not have wasted the huge amount of money and time invested in elections every term from past 70 years of India's freedom. Instead the elections would have been carried peacefully and in a much more economical way.

If it weren't for the democratic government that we have, political and economical decisions of the country would have been taken with much ease and better expertise. For every decision on a policy or bill in the parliament, there wouldn't have been so long and unfruitful results. There wouldn't be bills pending for decades.

We are not educated enough to decide what's good for us. Years of discussion on FDI, Jan lokpal bill, Telangana issue, etc has worsen our economy in the recent years. Its a total failure of the democratic system not the government or the elected party members. It will remain the same even if next party comes to power. This has to change.

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Sagnik Banerjee said: (Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:14:01 AM)    
Democracy is for the people, of the people and by the people, and democracy is not hampering us cause the free flow of information is vital to democracy I think that the internet does in fact encourage democracy, because the free flow of information helps people communicate, organize and disseminate a wide range of information. The internet, primarily social media websites, were instrumental in recent pushes around the world to overthrow oppressive governments in favor of democracies, such as in Syria and Egypt.

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Ashish Gupta said: (Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:55:31 PM)    
I think democracy is not hampering us because But India, as a democratic country, has progressed in many aspects. It has archived self-sufficiency in food grains as a result of the green revolution. People vote for change whenever a government fails to come up to the expectations of the people. India has been a successful democratic country only because the people are law-abiding, self-disciplined and have the sense of social and moral responsibilities.

For a democracy to be fully successful, the electorate should be literate and politically conscious. They should be fully aware of their rights and privileges. The illiterate masses of India should be given education so that they can sensibly vote for the right leaders. The USA, Britain, Germany and Japan are successful democratic countries and gave progressed in every sphere because the masses are literate.

There should be quality in every sphere of life. The politicians should also respect the true spirit of democracy. They should refrain from corruption caste and communal politics. The citizens should elect leaders with good moral values and integrity. People should be guided to choose their representatives. They should not be influenced by anyone in this respect. Individuals should learn tolerance and compromise and understand that freedom in not unbridled but dependent on not harming another individual's well being.

Democracy demands from the common man a certain level of ability and character, like rational conducts, an intelligent understanding of public affair, independent justice and unselfish devotion to public interest. People should not allow communalism, separatism, casteism, terrorism, etc to raise their heads. They are a threat to democracy. The government, the NGOs and the people together should work collectively for the economic development of the nation. Changes should come through peaceful, democratic and constitutional means. The talented youth of today should be politically educated so that they can become effective leaders of tomorrow.

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Vipul Bhati said: (Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:40:34 AM)    
Democracy is a very diplomatic term to comment about.

On one hand it is like a curse for India in form of corruption, unemployment, scams,

Poverty etc. Because what democracy gives us after 66 years of independence is a 'gang' of illiterate and corrupted ministers who are ready to do any kind of scams for their welfare, agencies like CBI, IT DEPARTMENT, SALES TAX DEPARTMENT who are independent organizations only on paper but works only on the guidelines of corrupted ministers. Politicians who divide country on religion basis only to full their vote banks and there are 'n' number of reasons one can give to curse democracy.

But on the other hand we are too fortunate we are living in democratic country like India. Because only democracy can provide us equal rights and duties. In India the involvement of government in personal and religious beliefs is negligible. Government provide equal right to every person to survive as per their customs. Because personally I can not tolerate a government like China which decide how much children I can gave birth or to take permission from government to gave birth to an extra child.

So, finally what I concluded is that no government or country is perfect. It is the responsibility of citizens to make their country perfect.

Thanks for your precious time.

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Lovepreet Singh Sandhu said: (Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:39:55 AM)    
Well democracy is not just of the people, it is by the people also. So being the citizens of this country, we all have our roles to play for the development of this country. We all know our rights and we protest for that but no one knows his/her fundamental duties. The system is made by us and to make it ideal one, only we have to correct it. The judicial system of the country needs to be strengthened. There should be strict laws against criminals. Cases must not hang for years and fast track judgement system should be introduced. That will surely curb corruption and crimes in India.

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Ajay Bhojani said: (Mon, Sep 30, 2013 02:49:27 PM)    
Hi. Friends.

Well honestly speaking it's really hard to decide whether Democracy is hampering or not. Person from democratic country may talk in favor of topic while person from autocratic country will not. Its just difference in opinion because of the experiences that he/she went through.

Looking overall situation one can say yes up to certain extent it is hampering and already have given the birth to the monsters like corruption, politics, population and other related problems in India, but counter view can be it is there in country like China to who got the highest GDP in the world.

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Devesh Aeron said: (Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:25:36 AM)    
Hello everyone.

In my sense, democracy is good only when we take it seriously and don't try to use it in our way or for our purpose. Democracy provides freedom for doing tasks and think in own way. But we misuse this freedom. Which affect our Indian economy as well.

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Ojasvi Malik said: (Sun, Aug 11, 2013 07:59:29 AM)    
Yes of course democracy is not that good for economical development of our country because long term objectives can't be fulfilled due to fear of loosing next election so minister focus on such objectives which can be fulfilled in 3-4 years and could help them in winning next elections, TRANSFER PAYMENTS are also a huge threat in economic development of India like distribution of cycles, laptops etc. In such distribution no production activity is involved but politicians have to do this for their vote bank purpose and last thing decision making is slow process in democracy.

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Rajitha said: (Thu, Jul 4, 2013 09:23:23 AM)    
Hai friends I would like to tell about my opinion democracy means all the people of a country can vote to elect right representative democracy as allowed almost anyone to become our leader be it an un educated or something with a criminal background.

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Krystal said: (Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:40:28 PM)    
According to me to some extent democracy is hampering india's progress because if somebody tried to do their work sincerely they will be overthrown very soon. First this should be stopped. Noting is impossible so if we all together raise our voice against this we could stop all those evil practices. And I am not at all blaming democracy because if we don't have democracy do you think that we will now have the right to post these things, express our ideas freely. So 4 a country's development democracy is very much important and we all are lucky because we have a democracy and if we try we can overthrow the evils from our society and then surely India will progress.

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Thiyagachozhan said: (Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:20:20 PM)    
First of all we have to see whether India is developing or not. We may think that our country is developing on the basis of certain data or certain censuses. But in India Rajiv Gandhi itself told that only 5 Rupees is reaching the poor if the Government allots 100 Rupees subsidy or any plan to the people. This is the situation of the Indian Government.

Nowadays the corruption is raising his head abnormally. Each and every in India is now ready to involve in corruption because it is under the compulsion. And also the people are not ready to complaint about the concern authority because it may take the long period to get the judgement or the concern authority may make harm to him or his own family.

India can develop only when his people are ready to ask questions against government as a group like the mens who are ruling India.

Jai Hind.

Advance wishes to the developed status of India.

Because the growing generation is noticing the government now.

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Ritul said: (Sun, Mar 24, 2013 05:56:35 AM)    
Can't BLAME anyone for misusing freedom nor the ministers neither the illiterate or the poor for hampering democracy in India. We too are equally responsible for the problems. There are enough reasons with everyone to claim. BUT if illiterate or poor are examples for backing down India through democratic views, then WHAT the literate people are doing, electing ministers whom they can blame later on if something goes wrong. Forget it.

Everyone is IRRESPONSIBLE. LETS CHANGE OURSELVES NOW, then we will hope for getting better people to run our country in future under whom we can enjoy our freedom safely and peacefully.

Thank you.

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Sai said: (Fri, Feb 15, 2013 03:04:55 PM)    
I think democracy is hampering the growth of India some how or other. Because if we want to punish a criminal, in democracy system it will take lot of years like Mumbai attack, attack on Parliament.

So judicial system should be strong enough. And the political system should be changed.

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Aftab Khan said: (Fri, Feb 15, 2013 01:31:27 AM)    
The system democracy is not bad, but the problem is in our self only as we have power in democracy to say and to complain but we only say about it to our friends or on any social networking sites and when it is to be done on right time we sit silently,

Therefore I want to say that the problem in us, not in the system of democracy.

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Prashant said: (Sun, Oct 28, 2012 11:48:39 PM)    
Well, I think everyone wants freedom. Yes, there are some people who use it only for one's benefit. But, it doesn't mean that everyone is misusing it. Because of the democracy, we have right to say, right to educate, right to complaint and so on.

I think, if we use these rights in RIGHT way, the things can be change, which we think are wrong. And we can change the country. So in my way, democracy is always better for every country.

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Arvind said: (Mon, Oct 22, 2012 10:30:13 PM)    
The very first thing which we must keep in our mind before evaluating the success of democracy in India is the speech of Dr BR Ambedhkar ie however good a constitution may be it would ultimately prove to be failure if people in it are wrong and however bad a constitution may be it would prove to be better if the people in it are good. Therefore before pointing towards anyone we must judge as a individual what have we contributed towards our society and the country at the large?

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Abishek Sugavalvu said: (Sat, Sep 8, 2012 08:11:50 AM)    
Democracy is not only hamperd by the people who have been elected by us why we are unable to select a good person ? cause money plays a role everywere and there are no big punishment for crimes what happens if there is millitary rule there will be no 2G scam so try to select a good person or support millitary rule goverment.

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Saumya Dwivedi said: (Mon, Sep 3, 2012 10:14:21 PM)    
Dear Friends,
I think freedom is good for the development of a country and we are free to take decisions, we enjoy our rights as we are democratic but freedom is good until we do not misuse it. In our country our politicians are misusing and we are suffering. for eg. 2G scam misuse of resources, Satyam scam misuse of authority, and the recent one Coal scam again misuse of resources ,all these are outcomes of the wrong track. Where is the feeling of 'for the people' in democracy, we have to think over it and do something to enjoy democracy.

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Manisha said: (Fri, Jul 20, 2012 10:49:53 PM)    
I think everything has two faces like a coin one is good and another is bad. In my point of view democracy is good and bad too. Good in the sense that we have rites to put our points in front of others if we feel that what is going would be not good for our benefit. Even we can elect the ministers if they are not doing their work perfectly. If we think in this direction than democracy is beneficial and of course its beneficial for us. One thing which only hampering the progress of India is uneducated people. They are not updated even they do not know what democracy is. So only solution is that to educate whole population. Otherwise democracy has turn into one face only. Other face will b erased. :).

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Gautam said: (Fri, May 25, 2012 04:05:15 PM)    
It doesn't matter that a country is democratic or not. It is different thinking of people which matters. Because the strength of any nation is their citizen. The population should know that what is right and what are their rights? People must contribute in the progress. So we have to work together.

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Samiksha said: (Thu, May 24, 2012 03:25:18 PM)    
No democracy is not hampering the progress of India, as first of all I would like to say that every person wants to right to do anything for an eg. 'right to say', 'right to complain', 'right to educate', 'right to do job'. And you all obviously know that it is only possible in democratic country.

So why we should go against the democracy of India. I am also agree that majority of ministers are corrupt in India but we also have the right to change our government so if we think that our government are not fully increased development of India than we can change our govt.

Now if you want to go against the democracy than why not. You can go to autocracy. Where you will tolerate the crime of your king. You will have no rights to do anything.

It is enough from my side.

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Rahul said: (Tue, May 8, 2012 02:17:46 PM)    
Yes democracy is hampering the progress of india, as first of all democracy means the participation of population (citizens) for electing a suitable representative. We have vast majority of population is still uneducated, below poverty line, etc who are not capable of deciding whom to elect.

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Akshay said: (Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:27:58 PM)    
No system in itself is perfect it is the application of it by the people and there participation which makes it better. Democracy may have its shortfall but active participation by the people may rectify it.

Also people have to implement there social rights powerfully. Right to vote, right to express, to have positive control over government, with the use of right to information get informed about the social activities in the society.

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Pankaj said: (Mon, Mar 12, 2012 01:21:46 AM)    
Hi friends! from my point of view Democracy is hampering the growth of a country because in democratic country every person have the right to put their views. If a common topic is arises in the favor of country then some people have their positive points & some have against points. And its take a lot of time to decide which people are right & due to this process the progress of democratic country go down & down & down in comparison of non democratic country.

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Prachi said: (Fri, Feb 10, 2012 12:53:40 AM)    
It depends on how you define progress. If you only go by the country's GDP, then means that China uses to force production and advancement would seem fair. But it is hardly fair if you recognize that the country, the economy, the opportunities and facilities, everything exists FOR human beings. Progress has to be defined as economic progress as well as social development. Where the people aren't free to have opinions and govern themselves, to learn and argue, to express disapproval when slighted and cultivate a rich culture to live a creative life, the entire discourse of the nation's existence changes.

Indian democracy is weak. There is no denying that. Corruption has a stronghold on our politicians and that, too, is because the we have failed to educate our entire population in terms of government responsibility. By definition, a democracy can only work well if people, armed with information and self-interest, participate.

With our enormous and diverse population, it is going to be a slow walk towards becoming super rich. But has India, historically, ever been the land of hoarding wealth? Our priority has always been to enrich ourselves with knowledge and research, nurture our people and harness that potential, and strengthen values which give muscle to our character, and wealth has no choice but to follow such greatness.

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Kaustubh said: (Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:40:27 AM)    
Well honestly speaking its really hard to decide whether Democracy is hampering or not. Person from democratic country may talk in favor of topic while person from autocratic country will not. Its just difference in opinion because of the experiences that he/she went through.

Looking overall situation one can say yes up to certain extent it is hampering and already have given the birth to the monsters like corruption, politics, population and other related problems in India, but counter view can be it is there in country like China to who got the highest GDP in the world.

'NO SYSTEM IS PERFECT, PEOPLE FROM THE COUNTRY HAVE TO CHANGE THAT BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SYSTEM AND BEING THE PART OF THE SYSTEM. ' This thought itself suggest democratic thinking. The person from the country where there is Dictatorship will hardly say this unless he is having so much of power with him.

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Sneha said: (Tue, Nov 22, 2011 09:18:09 PM)    
I feel yes democracy has hampered India's growth because its all a matter of electing a suitable candidate but all over here works on majority that should not be the case you can elect a person of your choice that's alright but you know what I personally feel that each party should be given a chance say if one has got 300 votes then that party will govern for 30 days n so on. Then accordingly there will be competition n who is gonna get benefited are the citizens of India.

So lets once try this out gradually we will come to know that who is the best n next time of-course the best one will obviously get more votes!

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Ca Nitin Agarwal said: (Thu, Oct 20, 2011 12:51:49 AM)    
No system is perfect in itself. Democracy just gives us a chance to select the best person to run our country. So if we select the wrong person, it our our fault and not the fault of democracy. People who are in against of democracy should like autocracy. Then again they would have problem with autocracy like people faced in Libya and Egypt. So in nutshell no system can give a full proof guarantee of a successful administration. It depends upon the people of the country how they contribute in the success of their ruling system.

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Vivek said: (Wed, Sep 14, 2011 06:36:09 AM)    
If democracy were hamper the country's progress, then there won't be any young intelligent minds. There would be no individuals' innovative ideas. Democracy not only meant for Right to Vote, democracy means freedom of thinking.

Yes I agree that there are people who misuse the democracy, force others to adapt themselves to misuse it further. But putting stop on democracy not only prevent corruption and other social issues, but also cease new innovations and inventions which are the major factor for development progress of any country.

The only solution to this problem, is to re-construct the definition of democracy, so that we can enjoy freedom without abusing it.

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Shivani said: (Sat, Apr 30, 2011 07:21:53 AM)    
I agree that today a large amount of population remains uneducated but why don't we look on the brighter side of it which is this huge democratic nation has given us the freedom to choose whomever we feel right.

It is this democratic nation which granted various acts to name few of them " RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT " "RIGHT TO EDUCATION " WOMEN RESERVATION BILL " AND THE LATEST under process jan lokpal bill. Which might arise a question that all of them must have actually forced the government but the answer is no, there was not a single issue of violence and agitation. Though jan lokpal bill was an exception putting government under pressure of fast unto death.

But I believe we all should feel proud we belong to such large democratic nation. Like in all nations there are some issue of weak points but then which country doesn't have flaws.

Look on the nations like Pakistan and china for instance these nation can also burst like ussr did.

Take another example of recession in 2008 as India was not affected much or I must say was standing like a wall where America and other nations fell down to their knees, it was this democratic culture of ours which has helped coming up through the hardest times. In the end all I can say we should believe in our nation and should try to improve the flaws. Nothing is perfect in this world and so are we and so is our nation.

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Yogebhai said: (Sat, Mar 12, 2011 05:20:41 AM)    
Yes democracy is hampering the progress of india, as first of all democracy means the participation of population (citizens) for electing a suitable representative. We have vast majority of population is still uneducated, below poverty line, etc who are not capable of deciding whom to elect.

Secondly most of educated masses of people don't go for voting as they are not concrned so now who remains to vote are those majority of whom are brought by politicians by buying them with money to vote. So naturally those who win are not suitable candidates, but those who buy votes or who fight elections on issues unrelated to nations progress. So its better to have democracy abolished or to make changes to the election process.

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