Indians Became Election-Only, Stopped Discussions : Guha

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Renowned Historian and writer Ramachandra Guha reckoned that Indians have become thin-skinned, taking to offence easily, while failing to discuss dispassionately on issues.

Guha reckoned that people in India believe that historical figures were perfect without a flaw, when it wasn’t the case. “There’s something wrong with our democracy if we can’t speak dispassionately about our historical figures,” he said.

Disapproving the manner in which the current day parliament and assemblies are working with most of the Bills getting decided backdoor and without proper discussions on the floor. itself, he warned that the situation is not at all healthy. Mentioning how the Assemblies in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat discourage members to discuss Bills, he maintained India has become an “election-only democracy.” He has also raised concerns over corrupt Police and Judiciary that are being driven by money and arbitrary power.

Mr. Guha and other panelists have discussed ‘Indian Democracy: Looking forward, looking back’ at an event in Bengaluru organised by the Jain University and Lokniti Centre of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, on the occasion of the 10th year of the summer school on Sunday.

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