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Are the Following Statements in Keeping with Democracy as a Value? Why? - Social Science

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Are the following statements in keeping with democracy as a value? Why?
(a) Father to daughter: I don’t want to hear your opinion about your marriage. In our family children marry where the parents tell them to.
(b) Teacher to student: Don’t disturb my concentration by asking me questions in the classroom.
(c) Employee to the officer: Our working hours must be reduced according to the law.

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The first two statements are undemocratic as the girl is denied any opportunity to voice her opinion about her own marriage and the student is denied the right to clear his doubts by asking questions. The third statement is democratic as it calls for a rule of law which is beneficial for the employees.

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NCERT Class 9 Social Science - Democratic Politics 1
Chapter 1 What is Democracy? 1 Why Democracy?
Exercise | Q 8 | Page 38
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