Welcome to India: The largest democracy in the world, where the government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. That implies that it is the people who drive the nation. But being a country with a population of over 1.3 billion doesn't really work in our favour.
India is the country of emotions with people from diverse religions, ethnicity and culture, where people have the right to vote and choose their own leaders, among many other rights. The Constitution of India was formed in such a way that equality is maintained among all of its citizens. However, that has some bad implications as well.
India has become the place where the Karni Sena can destroy theatres and attack a school bus full of children over a movie and still get away with it. The only place where rapists are given death penalty AFTER 4 years of brutally killing 'Nirbhaya', the case which got worldwide attention. Of course, the democracy has its faults.
But it's time to debate on whether the Constitution is at fault or are we to blame, and whether the democracy is going the way it is supposed to...
On the occasion of our 69th Republic Day, the day when the Constitution of India came into existence, we asked India if the Constitution is flawed or it is us to be blamed.
While almost 50% of the people said we and our politicians have failed the Constitution. Although the laws were made to unite us and give us equality, we have used it for our advantage, in all the wrong ways. Around 21% people said the laws aren't good enough and that is the problem. Another 22% were of the opinion, har sikke ke do pehlu hote hai. But another small percent said, nothing is really wrong with the country and we're doing just fine. See for yourself:
Whilst the Karni Sena is attacking school children and destroying public as well as private properties, are the people satisfied with the way the government is handling the situation? There were water cannons and police forces resorted to violence to counter the protesters after the Nirbhaya case. But now that all this is going on, we hardly see any reaction from the government. Which brings us to the question, if this is the death of democracy?
Almost 48% said yes, the democracy is on the verge of disappearance. Many of the comments were directly against Modi Sarkar and disapproved the way things are going. However, 6% said we needed a good dictator to bring things back on track. The rest 45%? They said whatever is going on implies we are free enough to express our opinions. Here are some of them:
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