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Kman: Indian democracy is flawed but a democracy neverthless

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Submitted by Plato (India), Jan 30, 2009 at 20:46

Kman,

If you had occassion to watch Indian TV channels recently you would get the impression that India has been overrun by the Hindu Talibanin because of an incident in a small city. While they no doubt exist Indian democracy though flawed has overcome such aberrations during its sixty-year history.

Christians have been attacked. So have been Muslims. So are minority language groups living in various regions. But you never see refugees from any of these minorities streaming out fleeing for their lives. That is a good indicator of what they think of the Indian state.

Another good indicator is the fact that the most powerful person in India is a Christian woman, Sonia Gandhi and the defence minister of the country is a practicing Christian, A.K. Antony.

Regards

Plato

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