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Many a times I thought that India is too democratic a country with unlimited freedom expression / action which is really standing in the way of nations security / progress. Little more authoritarian rule with more stringent rules (like that in Singapore) is really needed to solve many of the complex problems we are facing today. Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 04 Apr '10 02:20 pm
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We are a much more diverse country when it comes to our people in terms of religion, caste & creed as compared to singapore. Therefore, it would not be easy to implement the same set of rules here with the hope of the same impact on our nation. We are a much more matured & developed nation in terms of our rich values which have been acknowledged even by the current US president many times. What we need is that the amount of political corruption to be reduced in order to enable better growth & prosperity of the poor!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 04 Apr '10 04:09 pm

 
  
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Singapore is like a city state/nation. Very small and easy to govern. India is one of the big nations of the world, in fact, a subcontinent. Hence, it is difficult to compare our nation with Singapore. Our laws and rules are excellent but implementation is very poor. Also, there is lot of corruption which pand authorities who should have taken actions against wrong doers are keeping silent for little money. I wish India should have been like Singapore but, if wishes were horses, beggar would ride. The main problem with us is ever growing population specially in the shanties and corruption in addition to lack of education among huge number of population. Minus these ills, we are a very good nation.
Answered by Francisco, 04 Apr '10 02:57 pm

 
  
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Soon after 9/11, HM Mr. P Chidambaram visited New York to study their Police and Security System there with a view to bring the same level of security environment to India. You know what he and then NSA Mr. Narayanan said American system is too tough for India and we cannot set up such a tough system to our people. Now you know where the fault lies. It is the GOI which is reluctant to put in place a tough and uncompromising system in place and it has always been less than honest in enforcing even the existing laws of the land. It has always compromised on the principles for short term political gains. Our politicians are not visionaries and this is where and why we Indians always stagnate and do not progress. I do understand the compulsions to emulate Singapore. However, our rulers could never match the honesty, discipline and vision of the Singaporean leaders. Even though, Dr. MM Singh is an honest and visionary leader, his vision is very narrow, much limited to the GDP growth only an ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 04 Apr '10 03:05 pm

 
  
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Sahi kaha aapne .india is best country in the world in this regard . but problem when freedom is used to hand over terrorists to afghanistan
deposit money in swiss banks
freedom is used to engineer communal violence and kill people for sake of power
when people are free even after destroying places of worship and killings of human beings
bahot afsos hai ke freedom ka wrong use hota hai
we should not give freedom to these kind of people . you are right good citizen
Answered by SHERKHAN, 04 Apr '10 03:05 pm

 
  
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Our democracy has both strength as well as weakness. You are right about the weakness. Vote bank politics is indeed jeopardizing the security as well as progress. But it might be a bit too late for any authoritarian rular to take charge. Democracy has taken strong roots. Mrs Indira Gandhi tried but could not sustain authoritarian rule for too long due to democratic resistance against her.
Answered by Vikram, 04 Apr '10 02:32 pm

 
  
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Yes,your suggestion is valid enough
Answered by anil garg, 16 May '12 01:11 pm

 
  
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Keep in mind that Sngapore is a tiny island nation and India is a HUGE geographical expanse.

The issue w/ India is not the democracy, but is the lack of channeling all that democracy into policy. Here we have the right to call our PM and our leaders sons (or daughters) of disease infested one legged goats, but beyond that u get no democracy whatsoever. You have no voice in the manner in which the budget is formed, the nature of policies launched etc.

India is democratic in sense u can say all u want but when it comes to DOING, we are actually stricter than Communist USSR even in Brezhnavite times. THAT Is what ends up delivering a clean bowled to our potential.

In India, can u believe that the police have summoned 1861 police act in order to shut down cities and towns past 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM simply because thieves have gotten smarter and more agile? Instead of hitting the gyms and training harder, our police see it OK to shut down the ENTIRE night economy of the nation. ...more
Answered by A Moin, 06 Apr '10 02:50 am

 
  
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Most rules and laws are mostly violated by our politicians and law enforcers like police and lawyers.What freedom do you have ?If a street rowdy attacks you in broad day light can you get help ?
Answered by IRAGAVARAPU JAGANNATHASWAMY, 05 Apr '10 11:54 am

 
  
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I do not think that the rules are to made stringent to get things done ,only the mind set and basic civic sense is very much needed than any laws to facilitate progress of our Nation.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 04 Apr '10 02:35 pm

 
  
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