Majoritarianism is an ironic fallout of democracy in which the numerically dominant impose themselves on smaller groups, demanding a falling in line. A historical walkthrough of how it has made appearances in idea and practice....
Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica; Patterns of Democracy by Arend Lijphart; Trevor Pateman on Majoritarianism; and other readings.
How India Fares
Break-up of the population of India by religious communities
Two Contrasting Case Studies Sri Lanka And Belgium
Sri Lanka: This diverse country (74 per cent of the population is Sinhalese and 18 per cent are Tamil speakers) paid the price for majoritarianism. Measures taken by the Sinhala majority community—through a democratically elected government— after the country gained independence in 1948:
Belgium: This diverse and affluent country has lived with territorial strife throughout the 20th century. Typically, the Fleming region would be pitted against the Walloon region (with a small German region as a bystander). Violent protests were evident during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. But eventually, this petered out. How?
Ten Criteria To Define Majoritarian Regimes…
(...and ten contrasting characteristics of consensus democracies)
>> The Belgian and Canadian examples, as also the Nehruvian example, are testimonies to the fact that the best way to prevent majoritarian dictatorship is the majority's sense of fairness as well as feelings of mutual respect together with an emphatically secular constitution and an independent judiciary.
How did the Nehruvian example work out in Kashmir?
The Belgian and Canadian examples, as also the Nehruvian example, are testimonies to the fact that the best way to prevent majoritarian dictatorship is the majority's sense of fairness as well as feelings of mutual respect together with an emphatically secular constitution and an independent judiciary.
A nation, to be a just, fair and equitable must privilege individual over a group. Anything else, we end up with verbal calisthenics to justify one's pet theory (usually these get self-identified as 'liberal' and so on). Btw, it is Flemish.
Perverted way of presenting population distribution.An honest way of presenting the Hindu population is to take the entire subcontinent as a whole and see the picture.Hindus are reduced to just 60%.India 120 crores,Pakistan 20 crores,Bangladesh 15 crores.Hindu population out of this toatal just 82 crores,making it 60% of the total.40 % have already gone and now Sonia's Christian groups are taking big bites in Andhra,Tamil Nadu etc.Simple suggestion,stop giving permission to start Christian educational institutions who produce anti-Hindu,Hindus like all these secular writers.
Yogi Adityanath effect - whole OLI community has gone berserk as they have no facts to contradict him
… <- from 9.55 mins we have @yogi_adityanath ji ripping apart cong n sickulars on communal violence
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