India a flawed democracy: Economist


This report reminds me one famous quote by Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09)

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

This is what really happening in India at present. More criminals are getting elected by using power and guns so this report really didn’t surprise me at all.

India is one of the 54 countries that have flawed democracies, according to a new democracy index devised by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of the leading newsmagazine The Economist.

In a detailed analysis of the ‘World in 2007’, the magazine has devised the index that examines 60 indicators across five broad categories: free elections, civil liberties, functioning government, political participation and political culture.

 

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ULFA losing support among Assamese, recruiting Bangladeshis


So what our Government is doing to tackle this? Are we waiting for some thing big and disaster happen before we take any action?

It a truth that chief of ULFA’s army wing Paresh Barua is known to have visited Pakistan to seek it assistance in the outfit’s activities, the sources said Pakistani youths were also likely to “very soon” join in the outfit’s activities. And now he and ULFA are recruiting Bangladeshis Poor youths to do terrorist activities on Indian soil. But guess what our government is doing they are in talks with them, opening joint commission to monitor terrorism and terrorist activities, so I guess they will wait till some thing disaster happen before taking any precautionary steps. I still don’t understand why we are so busy in talks when guns are already talking?

Unable to recruit young people from Assam for its operations, the banned ULFA was now recruiting poor Bangladeshi youths into its ranks for acts of terrorism in the country, according to intelligence sources in Kolkata.

“These days, ULFA is finding it difficult to recruit Assamese youth in its ranks. It is now learnt to be recruiting young people from poor families of Bangladesh,” the sources said.

Stating that the chief of ULFA’s army wing Paresh Barua is known to have visited Pakistan to seek it assistance in the outfit’s activities, the sources said Pakistani youths were also likely to “very soon” join in the outfit’s activities.

“In times to come, militancy in Assam will be hijacked by these elements and ULFA will only be a facade and a nominal force tagging along,” the sources said, but declined to disclose how soon they expected this to happen.

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