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What actually is referred to as democracy in South Asia?

What actually is referred to as democracy in South Asia?

Democracy in South Asia is a much debated word or term under the present docile situations we face nowadays. It is applied to countries based all around the globe. To be more elaborately applied in this regard we feel each and every citizens of the globe must receive the basic amenities in life so as to maintain pleasant livelihood. This term or concept is equally relevant in India, Bangladesh and other countries of South Asian region. This also indicates citizens of all countries of South Asian region inclusive of India and Bangladesh should receive all the deserving basic amenities of life so as to lead pleasant lives in today's scenarios. Despite all the positives highlighted to the readers still there are poverty and hunger hovering all along the Sub Continent which needs to be badly eradicated so that all sections of South Asian populace get equal benefits from all aspects. In this regard our political and social systems should be blamed fully for this discrimination as there are still poverty and hunger still hovering in all the rural belts of India and other South Asian nations which is till date a great botheration for us. In this regard we sincerely feel democratic aspect is badly lacking which means all sections of people are still deprived in receiving the basic amenities of life which is no doubt shocking and sorrowful. So for the kind arousal of some of my online readers of India and Bangladesh let me state what actually the term 'Democracy' is referred to as. Basically the term, 'Democracy' is referred to as system of governance in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives of individual choice during assembly, parliamentary and panchayat elections. In India and some other countries of South Asia the way democracy functions speaks broadly about the lack of cohesion among all political and social forces of South Asian continent. So in the subsequent paragraph it is my utmost endeavor to examine in details about proper functioning of democracy in India and Sub Continent. Proper functioning of democracy in India and other South Asian continent: Entire globe plus other developing economies like US, Japan, China and others look upon India and other South Asian nations in its positive frame of mind. There are various reputed agencies of the globe such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund etc always possesses a helping attitude towards the development of India and South Asian economic and social situations. In India, Bangladesh and other South Asian nation's poverty, burgeoning population and illiteracy are the basic hardcore problems which the above named global agencies and others always support the South Asian regions to stem them out from utter disarrayed situations for economic and social prosperity. As Saarc conglomerates (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) is performing at its feat so the development throughout the entire region is highly and dearly cherished. Apart from economic and social development we feel people of the region should receive the basic amenities of our daily lives so that confidence and smiles generate from all our mind and temperament. Functions of democracy in South Asia: There are multiple functions of democracy well known to us all over South Asian nations. Among them some of the common ones are stated as follow: Democracy ensures equal rights for all sections of the societies in South Asian continent. Democracy ensures basic requirements for the citizens of South Asian continent. Democracy ensures all South Asian citizens should get equal benefits of law. Democracy ensures transparency in governmental operations in all South Asian nations. Democracy emphasizes all sections of South Asian nations should be accorded equal privileges of voting. Democracy ensures proper justice to all sections of South Asian citizens. Principles of democracy in India and South Asian continent: Citizens or voters are the principal sources of all political power. Citizens are key decision makers who will govern the nations throughout India and other South Asian nations. Due and proper reverence should be accorded to all sections of societies in India and of other South Asian nations. As per the implementation of public policies are concerned common citizens of India and other South Asian nations should be accorded equal privileges. As per the basic principles of democracy is concerned in India and other South Asian nations three basic forces under defense ministry of respective South Asian nations, namely Army, Air force and Navy should be accorded special status so that all of them are able to protect respective nations against foreign assault. Basic elements of democracy in South Asian nations: Judiciary should be kept much above transparency level in order to repose faith upon the citizens of each South Asian nations. All South Asian governments should be made accountable towards citizens of each nation about the decisions taken by them. Medias in all South Asian nations should be given equal freedom by concerned governments. Citizens of all South Asian nations should be equally respected. Modern concept of horse trading in India during elections should be abolished to restore confidence upon the government.

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