Short essay on Democracy in India



The ancient Greek word ‘democracy’ means literally ‘rule by the demos’. Demos actually mean the people and the ‘people’ implies the whole population or adult population of a tribe or nation in a territory or area. The government of the people, but the people is the next definition. In fact, it is the rule of the people, by the people, for the people is the next meaning. They may differ on some or all the issues but still the traditional democracy leads them towards a governmental goal.

In practice, people depict majority of the population which has vested powers to take decisions in the matters. They very resolutions are carried and obeyed by the masses of the country. The concept does not permit the enforcement of the decisions on minority by majority. Rather, democracy thrives on the willing co-operation of minority with the majority. In other, words minority and opposition parties to have a vital role in the working of a democratic set up.

Democracy guarantees some basic rights and freedom for individuals and its voters. These rights are known as fundamental rights. Democracy imposes rule by the adopted President of India. The practice continues for all the matters pertaining ruling in democracy. The system guarantees freedom for speech, equality and right for worship among other rights to the people.

Although, democracy permits a complete value of freedom for its people, yet it has certain serious drawbacks in the imposition. It is a little ‘cumbersome process. The output achieved is also slow and costly. Molding masses for a common solution is not an easy work. It is more of weighing the frogs in a common pan. Each one of the people have their, own opinion and it presents and anti-speed process to enforce it easily. It is more of a very costly process.

People occupying the ruling seats evaluate the powers with term of their stay on the seat of authorities. Replacements, elections and by-elections are in common phase in democracy. The entire process involves a lot of finances and indirectly the funds are taxed on the normal taxpayers. This breeds corruption in the employees and politicians and they misuse the powers. The minority rule tempts the party politics to grab votes. They tend to adopt unfair methods to capture seats/booths and votes. Thus, a bad element is steamed to capture control. A part of the human energies is spent in maintaining clear grouping with the leaders and, thus, very little remains’ in balance for fulfilling the needs of the people.

Justice in democracy is more like supervision. Judges are more people voice minded and they take extra care in deciding the issue. The political protection inhales an air of favoritism and choicest bestowing these spoils less the people’s faith in this channel.

Despite these drawbacks, people find better results in adoption of this change in setup and they willingly wish to adopt it with all the lacking in it. The system has better popularity when we find the failure for other channels. Let us hope that this will improve and will produce better sent in course of time. Let people be the best judge and let them be decisive about the next shape of democracy.