A protest against protests must be too much democracy, indeed, but this unfailing support that the government enjoys is the fundamental challenge a “democracy” at 2020 could face, of turning into an emotional regime.
A smorgasbord of rights violations is aided by the dysfunctionality of legislatures. Dispiritingly, the Supreme Court is unable to enforce its own enlightened judgments in favour of individual rights against the state.
As the Indian Republic draws to 70, the hopes and dreams lie in vibrant debate. The challenge will lie in addressing the yearning for identity in a way consistent with the practices of democracy, writes Mahesh Rangarajan