India is the sovereign , socialist and secular republic .These are the ideals of our constitution . But in recent times situation is turning into that of anarchy . The communist government in china got Beijing cleared for the Olympic games by shutting down the factories as it was the question of national pride . But in our democracy CM of West Bengal could not get Singur land cleared for much needed industrialisation of the state just because there were large number of people on the street protesting against it . India is proud to be known as world’s largest democracy by conducting elections on massive scale . But the question i want to ask is : are strikes , bandhs , violence the only method to make one’s voice heard in democracy . These acts curtails down the productivity of nation and shakens the faith in democracy. Besides electing people’s representative democracy is also about efficient dialogue . This dialogue require people to listen to each other even when they do not agree with each other . Even in parliament due to clamour of opposition our PM had to gave his reply in writing during no confidence motion .
Besides persistent poverty, environmental problems , financial crisis , the most serious problem faced by our country is that of democratic deficit which has engulfed our governance . When processes of dialogue with goverment don’t work then people resort to strikes and rallies which are further pressed down by violence by security forces . Therefore situation turns into that of law and order . This method of civil disobedience which was first used by Gandhiji to protest against injustice of British rule is turning into excuse for breaking laws. Although Gandhiji insisted that agitation should be carried out non violently , but today protester indulge in large scale violence and damaging public property . In democracy differences are resolved through discussions , debates and mutual consensus on issues not by people disobeying laws because they are large enough to do so . I just hope my countrymen understand the true ideals of democracy and take our society towards more of civilty and less of discord and disobedience .