Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Should India's democracy be considered a sham democracy?

East indian's are so proud of their country's democratic system that they keep on beating their chest with it whenever compared to China. But is it really a democratic country? To me democracy is more than just a political title but a way of life. India has a caste system that is extremely prejudice and will not be easily abolished in the minds of its citizens because it is religious in nature( hinduism). They claim that they have religious freedom but the hindu finatics target anyone who believe in another religion especially islam and christians. The government is so ridiculously corrupt that half the elected officials have a criminal conviction or a pending court case. Child labor, police brutally, suppression of kashmir just to name a few. From a western perspective, what exactly are they proud of ?

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