Is India Really a Democracy? The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing in the Wind: Nayantara Sahgal
The Wire / by Nayantara Sahgal
The author’s lament about the attacks on individual rights and freedoms in present-day India.
… Recently I heard that the government wants a strong opposition. But when members of the opposition such as the Elgar Parishad prisoners, to name one case, are in jail for criticising some official measure or not falling in line with the ruling ideology, is this the way that a democracy treats dissent?