News By/Courtesy: Ujjwal Shikhar | 27 Jun 2020 0:32am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meaning of politics.
  • Meaning of democracy.
  • Democracy in India.

Politics is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups or other forms of power relations between individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status. The academic study of politics is referred to as political science. Politics is a multifaceted word. It may be used positively in the context of a “political solution” which is compromising and non-violent, or descriptively as “the art or science of government”, but also often carries a negative connotation. The concept has been defined in various ways, and different approaches have fundamentally differing views on whether it should be used extensively or limitedly, empirically or normatively, and on whether conflict or co-operation is more essential to it.  Democracy is a system of processing conflicts in which outcomes depend on what participants do, but no single force controls what occurs and its outcomes. The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy. Democracy makes all forces struggle repeatedly to realize their interests and devolves power from groups of people to sets of rules.

Democracy in India, as elsewhere, is not just about periodic elections, nor voter turnouts, nor oratory. The central objective of democracy is to enable every person to have a say in deciding about a greater collective social worth. Indian is a good individual. But Indians, as a collective, often portray a herd-instinct: feudal submissiveness to leaders along caste/communal lines. Often their actions are at variance with their professed convictions. Average India’s attitude towards caste, religion, and politics exhibits resigned hypocrisy and self-serving manipulativeness, because, for him, ultimately, politics is an extension of caste and religion. The result: stunted development fraught with the danger of further divisions.

Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter, the 26th of January was declared a national holiday and was recognized as the Republic Day of India. The Constitution gave the citizens of India the power to choose their government and paved the way for democracy.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AAND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING. 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 27 Jun 2020 9:30am IST


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