Paragraph on India is the World’s Largest Democracy –by Anand

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Here is your paragraph on India is the World’s Largest Democracy!

Introduction:

India is the world’s largest democracy. With more than a billion people in the country, the population of the country is now four times that of the United States. The Indian Government system is inspired by the British system and it also has certain influences from the United States and Europe. The Indian government is bicameral in nature i.e. it is run by the parliament of two houses. The two houses are the Lok Sabha (house of the people) and Rajya Sabha (Council of the states).

Constitution of India:

The Constitution of India is the single biggest piece of legislation in the world. It is the law of the country and it is the backbone of every legislation framed by the Legislature. The Indian Constitution was inspired by that of the United States, Russian and the constitution of a few other countries. Within the Constitution, fundamental rights are guaranteed to the citizens of India which include right to life, right to equality, right to freedom of speech and expression etc.

Bicameral Legislature:

As mentioned above, the parliament of the country is divided into two houses namely the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha exercises more power over the Rajya Sabha. The laws and legislations of the country are drafted by these two houses of the parliament. Whenever there is a dispute on any matter, a joint meeting of the two houses is called for by the President.

Separation of Powers:

The largest democracy of the world believes in the concept of separation of powers wherein the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary work in close association with each other but they do not infringe upon the jurisdiction of each other. The doctrine of separation of powers ensures that the rule of law is upheld and there is no violation of the constitutional provisions. However, each of the three wings keeps a check on the other two under the doctrine of checks and balances so that a particular wing doesn’t usurp the power vested in it.

Importance of Democracy:

Democracy ensures that the people of India have the freedom to express themselves. It also ensures that there are no restrictions on the press and media. The media plays a proactive role in the country. Also, democracy has ensured that the lower and unprivileged class is not only empowered but also takes part in the elections. The former President of the country, K.R.Narayan, who was a scheduled caste, is a very good example of this.

Conclusion:

Despite being the largest democracy in the world, India still suffers from the menaces of corruption, scams, poverty, illiteracy, agricultural suicides, feudalism, caste discrimination, oppression of women and minorities, etc. These negative forces put a blot on the face of India. The people of the country must strive hard to protect their own rights and privileges guaranteed to them during the independence. India, being the largest democracy in the world, must set an example for the other developing countries.


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