Jan 16 • Group Discussion • 12012 Views • 4 Comments on IS INDIA A SOFT- NATION?

On the positive hand softness of India is very much beneficial to the citizens. We have people of all religions residing in our country peacefully. India is not an extremist state promoting a single religion or caste or creed. Every person irrespective of caste is granted equal rights and the freedom to practice duties. Also, people of backward classes both economically and socially are provided with subsidies regarding education, medical facilities, food grains etc. India runs democracy and supports peaceful collection of people for a horizon of reasons. There are limited laws on the society level.

We can enlist some points which can clarify that India is a soft nation:

1. India provides more freedom to its citizens than any other country. Indians can easily practice different religion, have different opinions on various issues and still live peacefully. People respect others with different opinions, and don’t involve violence for resolving issues.

2. On the political front, we have most rising politicians from the ground level, who understand the local problems. Hence it is most easy in India to peacefully protest against something.

3. Death Sentences are very rare in India, as we provide second chances to most people.

On the negative hand softness of India regarding corruption, terrorism and others have lowered the credibility of people over the ruling government. We say India is against corruption then who is the one doing it ? We have a large gap between the rich and the poor. Rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Main culprit is the lack of transparency in the distribution system. Pakistan has been has been hostile to us since long time. But no matter what, we keep on showing our forgiving nature despite of absolute disregard from the other side. External terrorism has always been a threat.

India’s foreign policy, its reaction towards captured terrorists and tackling problems of illegal migrants all together point out to one obvious fact our country is a soft country. There are certain issues on which our foreign policy is influenced by our vested interests which for the country’s sake is totally justified but as a result we might seem lost on the matter. This might depict India as a soft nation to outsiders. Our response towards terrorism is not so fearsome as is the case with United states of America. I believe that terrorists should be hanged in public to teach a lesson to militant organization not to ever throw an evil eye towards our country. We fail at this front. Take example of Kasab. After such a prolonged span of time Government has done what had to be done in the beginning. Pakistan soldiers get inside the LOC in the Poonj area and butchered two Indian soldiers, and look what Indian government does. Nothing!! We only ask the Pakistan ministers and generals if “really” Pakistan had hands in this. It should be “TIT FOR TAT”. It’s only due to the softness India has shown to them since 1947.

In all, Indian softness is what we also have to fight with and fight for.

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