Democracy vs Autocracy


what is democracy

A system of government in which citizens exercise their right to vote and elect a leader from among themselves to build a governing body such as a house of parliament. 

we part a part of a democratic society. India is the world’s largest democracy. India got its democratic post after independence from the British rulers in the year 1947. After that, the denizen of India got there voting right for the first time and elect their leaders. In India, it gives its citizens has the right to vote in irrespective of their caste, color, creed, religion, and gender. It has five democratic principles – sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic and republic.

why the greater part of standards and laws made today are focuses on industrialists and VIP individuals. No choice is ever taken for the even development of labors, farmers or works. Furthermore, the aftereffect of these principles is that riches become richer and the poor become poorer. And everybody all over the world and in media everybody discusses the improvement and development of the Indian economy, while it is empty from inside. A nation like India where the primary wellspring of pay is agriculture and where 75% of the people live in villages. Nowadays’ farmers, works, and labors are doing suicide as they are not able to earn living in a ‘so-called’ developing country.

Many people say that the reason for underdeveloped rural areas is the large density and high population in rural areas. But do these people know who makes any country developed, only the people who live there and natural resources of that country if they use the natural resources properly. Nowadays’, the reason why the rural area of India is not developing is that our government did not try to provide the proper facilities and give proper directions and proper education in rural areas. If the people of rural areas get the proper education facilities then they can make better development by themselves.


A form of government that is run by a single, self-appointed leader (called an autocrat) as opposed to a group of leaders or elected officials.

The style of some managers might be referred to as autocratic or dictatorial. There is no dearth of people in India who want military dictatorship at least for some time. Perhaps, we have not learned from our neighborhood.

Autocracy is a double-edged weapon. It may hurt you more rather than helping you. Moreover, it is not that India has never had autocracy. India is a democracy for last about 70 years, and out of this also, we had a type of autocratic government for about two years. Before that, India had all along been an autocratic state in one form or another. And, yet, India continues to be a developing/poor country.

 For a one  month, from 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed an emergency in India. This was a period of autocracy in India. Elections were postponed.  There was complete censorship on press media. Fundamental rights of the people were drastically curtailed. Supreme Court was made subservient.

Force was freely used to oppress people. Sanjay Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, wreaked havoc on citizens, by forcible nasbandi (family planning) operations and other atrocities, including the Turkman Gate incident in Delhi. What was a beneficial result? Did we develop? Did we improve? Was there any positive impact? True, in the beginning, some discipline was enforced. Trains started running on time. Government servants started coming to offices on time. Etc., etc. But, after the initial few months, things came back to square one.

We remained the same India as we were and as we are, but with many negative things added to that due to an oppressive government. Today, you’ll hardly find anyone supporting the emergency period. There is a complete consensus that the emergency period was the worst and the blackest period in independent India. So, did autocracy help India? 

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