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Write a response to the following arguments against democracy.

(a) Army is the most disciplined and corruption-free organisation in the country. Therefore army should rule the country.

(b) Rule of the majority means the rule of ignorant people. What we need is the rule of the wise, even if they are in small numbers.

(c) If we want religious leaders to guide us in spiritual matters, why not invite them to guide us in politics as well. The country should be ruled by religious leaders.

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(1) A democracy is a government elected by the people, from among the people themselves. The Army is integral in protecting the country, but it is not elected by the people; hence, it cannot form a democratic government.

(2) This statement is not justified as the majority of the people cannot be called ignorant, all people are wise enough to take genuine decisions up to their best level.

(3) India is a secular country where every religion is equal. If the country would be ruled by religious leaders then communal feelings will grow stronger in a country that might disrupt the peace of the country.


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