Ban

@Bhutto (742)
India
January 24, 2007 8:11am CST
Why dont the government ban rallys.By organising rallys and disturbing peace in the city,what else is acheived by the organizers.I feel the government should take strict action against the organisers or the politicians if any incident takes place.They should be banned from contesting elections and the organisation should be banned no matter who it is.Is this pposibble .Your comments.
4 responses
@pinkeagle (202)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I do not know about in India, but in the USA what you propose is against our constitution which promises the citizens have the right to freedom of assembly. The right to freedom of assembly, along with freedom of speech and many of the other "rights" promised in the constitution are absolutely essential to keep the government from turning into a dictatorship or employing tyranny. If any country wants to continue to chose its new leaders with ballots and not bullets, "rights" such as freedom of assembly must continue to be allowed. When a country does not allow dissent or the expression of contray opinions is when that country starts to degenerate. I hope India continues as a free, strong, democratic country.
@Bhutto (742)
• India
24 Jan 07
Well it was nice to hear that America has bills and its constitution supports rallys.I agree that it is essential to keep government on the heels.But it is very unfortunate that these rallys are organised by the same politicians who represent the government and want some out ward incidents to happen and they want to take milage from it.I am sorry to say india is suffering in the hands of dirty politicians no matter which community they represent.I too,hope india continues as a free,strong and democratic country.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I think rallies and dissent are an important part of the political process. In America, where I live, we have a long history of political unrest in order to get our government to act right.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Well, in our country it is a constitutional right, so the government can't touch demonstrators that are within the law. I think its important that the people can express their displeasure, and there are obviously plenty of avenues for Americans to dissent publically. Thats part of what makes this government great.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Freedom of expression is part and parcel of a democratic institution and rallies are forms of expression. Unfortunately, this creates havoc to the economy as a whole and projects a bad image of the country. It implies political instability and insecurity that scare away potential investors. Nothing can stop rallies in a democratic government short of proclaiming martial law. Personally, I believe in a benevolent dictatorship form of government with a father figure who is dedicated to serve his country at all cost. If it's for the common good of the people He can ban rallies anytime as circumstances warrant.