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Satyagraha and Democracy

Satyagraha and Democracy Arun Shourie IT has become the custom nowadays for some to assert that direct action in the form of satyagraha does not have any place in a democracy, I take it that even those who make this assertion allow that satyagraha is legitimate in a dictatorship: Almost by definition a dictator would have choked up all the channels through which the people might have their voice heard and so, unless one asserts that the people have no right at all to . press their views, one must recognise the legitimacy of satyagraha in that situation.

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