Indian Democracy – Neighbour’s envy, Owner’s pride!!
Look at our neighbors. Where are they moving towards?
Pakistan - India’s western neighbor is today ruled by its military led by General Musharaff. There is no democracy in Pakistan, and people’s voices are not heard.
China - India’s big neighbor has no democracy either and is run by a oppressive communist party which cares very little for its people and where all voices of the people are suppressed, and this suppression dates back to Tianenmen and much before that.
Bangladesh - To the east of India, in Bangladesh leaders of its two major political parties i.e Begum Khalida Jia and Shaikh Haseena have been thrown behind the bars and the military is virtually running the present caretaker government, and elections have been canceled. It is a common picture today to see students protesting in Bangladesh demanding democracy.
At the same time it is a well known fact that all these three countries are trying to harm India and Indian interests. There are terrorists who are getting trained and armed in Pakistan and Bangladesh who then enter India and try to cause havoc by mindlessly killing people. There is no ideology or logic behind them. They simply want to kill people as much as possible, and they dont differentiate between women, children and old. Then there is China which is actively supporting Pakistan and North-east militants to contain India. Yet, this is where all these three countries stand today.
India on the other hand which is a hundred times more diverse country than any of these neighbors continues to be a vibrant thriving democracy, the largest in the world. And here lies the secret behind India .
By the way, does the answer to the problems faced by our brothers in Pakistan and Bangladesh lie in the map below of an Undivided India before partition ? Indians who believe in the concept of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam (whole earth is a family), believe in democracy and the empowering of common man and the happiness of every person and life form on this beautiful planet.
Sarve Jana Sukhino Bhavantu – May all the people all over the world live happily