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“With the Corona outbreak, democracy and federalism are on trial in India” Elucidate.

Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

4. “With the Corona outbreak, democracy and federalism are on trial in India”, Elucidate.(250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times

Why this question:

The editorial talks about the essence of preserving the tenets of

 Democracy and federalism amidst the testing times posed by the pandemic.  

Key demand of the question:

Explain in what way democracy and federalism are on trial in India with the coming of the Pandemic.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly bring out facts relevant to the context of the question to begin the answer.

Body:

Explain first why the tenets of Democracy and federalism are on test with the coming of the Pandemic.

One can illustrate the case of China and the way it handled the crisis being an autocratic country in contrast with India which is democratic.

Discuss the importance of federalist characters that the country must stick to to ensure better outcome in terms of solutions to the concerns posed by the outbreak.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions as to what needs to be done to preserve Democracy and ensure the federal character of the country is put to right use and is not harmed.