Indian democracy needs a reinvigorated civil society

We must involve our youth in volunteering and socially conscious work and value those youngsters with genuine civic engagement backgrounds.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 08, 2024 | 4:15 PMUpdatedJun 08, 2024 | 4:15 PM

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Many do not consider India a full democracy. Outsized government powers to censor the media (BBC documentary on 2002 riots), shut down the internet, prohibit non-violent protests and lack of transparency are some examples of systemic overreach of executive power in India. We need to strengthen civic society and involve the youth in community building to reverse the process.

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