Failing Institutions

News Today 29-12-2020

A timeless debate rages on in intellectual circles about the precipitous downfall of venerable institutions like the judiciary, Parliament, the bureaucracy, the Press etc. For long, institutional rot has been chipping away at the foundations of our democracy; the beleaguered Supreme Court had its ADM Jabalpur moment way back in the nineteen seventies; even before passing the Farming Acts in a hurry, Parliament had often served as a rubber stamp for autocratic Prime Ministers or had been immobilised by disruptions; the media, now being accused of sycophancy, had crawled when it was asked to bend during the Emergency. (Read More)


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