Is India Degenerating From Democratic To A Dictatorial State? – By Dr Ajoy Kumar
…. By inspiring and inculcating fear in a people, governments ultimately are only accountable to themselves and those that do dare to demand answers from elected representatives are thrown in jail for voicing their views….
In our country too, regrettably, we have seen a steady decline of civil liberties over the past seven years. This government has taken stern action against those who have sought to raise questions about the government’s policies by slapping cases under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a statute typically reserved for dealing with terrorists and using other government actors like the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI, and the Income Tax department….
Since governments rarely check their own undemocratic tendencies, we, as citizens, need to be especially aware and cognizant of the creeping acquisition of our civil liberties and must ask tough questions of our government and hold the government to account….