we explore the idea that democracy is only meaningful when citizens demand their rights, and how politicians, administrative bodies, and the judiciary must work to protect these rights. We delve into the role of citizens in democracy, the accountability of politicians and administrative bodies, the importance of the judiciary, the need for civic education, the dangers of authoritarianism, and more. Through dialogue and debate, citizens can ensure that democracy remains a vital part of society, empowering individuals to participate in the decision-making process and hold their elected officials accountable.
Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s opposition party, the Indian National Congress, was disqualified as a member of Parliament after being convicted of criminal defamation. This comes as a devastating blow to the once-powerful party, which has seen a string of setbacks in recent years. Gandhi has been a prominent figure in the opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has been using his platform to call for an investigation into a tycoon associated with the Prime Minister. The move to disqualify Gandhi has raised concerns about the state of democracy in India.