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principle has been made the victim of much contorted dialectical reasoning There have been other who have proclaimed themselves as foot soldiers for democracy, socialism and science have been unable to detach themselves from the how green was the Such ground for the concept of dynastic infallibility Why confine self to Aryavairta alone? Even in states and regions where the ideologically-oriented parties have been traditionaly strong as been done to sharpen the awareness concerning the norms of democratic functioning. It is only when abominations like the Preventive Detention Act or the Notional Security Act reared their head that agitations were launched. Such agitations have always had a compartmental, part-time flavour; they were rarely integrated with the main body of the ideological movement. which is perhaps why organised resistance to the the Emergency was so feeble and episodic. It will always remain a matter of speculation whether the Emergency would not have lasted peacefully for a longer spell had the faux pas over the vasectomy operations not been perpetrated. Or take the recent instance of the amendment to the Indian Postal Act which intends to arm the authorities with absolute power to intercept the mail It was left to the President, despite his being hemmed in by Article 74 of the Constitution, to offer battle to the government on the issue. I his should not have been so. At least one-fourth of the members of the Lok Sabha belong to the opposition; for defending freedom and democracy, this is not a negligible size. If these members showed determination, made enough nuisance of themselves inside the house, brought its proceedings to a halt, the resulting ruckus would have found echoes outside parliament, and the government could have been put on the defensive. But no, fatalism of a queer kind has entered the soul. The state of illor wellbeing of employees engaged by private financial rackets arouses the concern of our members of parliament; they are rightly well versed in the nefarious doings of the Central Intelligence Agency in Nicaragua, but they are somehow unable to mobilise themselves against creeping totalitarianism nearer home.

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