Democratization in South Asia: A Case Study of India and Pakistan (1988-1999)

Razzia Musarrat (Ph.D), Muhammad Ibrahim


Free and fair elections are pre-requisite in democratization. The electoral process is quandary with rule of law, supremacy of Constitution with basic rights of peoples and socio-economic justice and accountability of leaders who are exercising state power. Democratization process ensures the opportunity of equality in social economic and political domain. The political leaderships enunciate the commitment but question is to make operational. The authoritarian pattern also provides elected bodies for legislation but not awarded power to institutions and the people holding key positions in them. It is question to create and sustain institutions which are reflecting the spirit of democracy and participatory government in India and Pakistan. The most accepted and preferred system in the modern world’s democratic system. It is able to integrate the needs of the maximum people’s partaking and rational in the legislative process. The public of India and Pakistan has wished to establish democratic system.

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