Strength of a Democracy Does Not Lie in Hanging

Srinivas Burra

(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi, India.)

Afjal Guru’s hanging is being depicted as an act to send a strong message and to strengthen democracy as he was involved in the attack on Indian parliament which is being depicted as symbol of Indian democracy. By equating the attack on parliament as an attack on democracy, and since he was convicted in the case of attack on democracy, it is reasoned that in his hanging alone and not in the punishment of any other form Indian democracy gains strength. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy


Book: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World

Author: Barrington Moore, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon press.

Total Page:  559.

ISBN 978-0-8070-5073-6

SAU Library Call Number: 301 M8212s Continue reading