Am i supporting a autocratic form of government by stating RIP democracy ? Probably yes.
In a nation which is comprising of 1.2 billion people, many of them do not even know their basic rights, democracy is a demon in disguise. To dive deeper into my argument let me state basic definition of what democracy means- and should do.
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity
My basis of disagreement with democracy for India is best explained if you peruse through the underlined words. First is Eligible citizens. How do you define eligible citizens ? Illeterate, unemployed, and most important – un aware. Irony is Indian politicians have taken full advantage of this gullability of electorate and hence issues like – religion, quota etc are foremost in speech of every political party. I do not think democracy is right for India because we DO NOT have enough eligible citizens to decide who is good for them and hence we will see repeat of fractional mandate year on year. Be ready for a hung parliament. Unless you find middle ground of a authoritarian leader in a democratic setup.
Second reason to believe that India does not need democracy is the fact that we do not have a Social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality in this country. A country where we have 69 % of population classified as rural, where barely 63 % of population has literacy level of 7 + years of education. More than 8-10 religions being practiced. Which state, city, locality, household practice equality. There is no equality of labour, caste, religion. Contrary,quota system and religious bias is being preached and practiced. How could you allow democracy to survive when none of the parameters essential for democracy to flourish are being adhered to.
I firmly believe what India needs is a middle path of an authoritarian primes minister and not a sissy, sucker head of the state. Few years of authoritarian rule under a democratic garb is the best medicine for this great nation.