Our society is passing through a war of perception. Even the institutions like Judiciary or Elections Commission are not spared in this war. The heinous crimes like rapes are also getting caste or communal colours. Facts and figures hardly matter here, what matters is ‘political considerations’, and politics just means electoral gains and losses. Unfortunately, the larger political process of reconstructing nation through transforming social relations with democratic means takes a back seat in this game of
If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do? The first thing in my judgement we must do is to hold fast to constitutional methods of achieving our social and economic objectives. It means we must abandon the bloody methods of revolution..