Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
2. Does it mean that whichever side manages to mobilizing a bigger crowd gets away with whatever it wants? Are we saying that ‘Might is Right’ in a democracy?

Question:

Does it mean that whichever side manages to mobilizing a bigger crowd getsaway with whatever it wants? Are we saying that ‘Might is Right’ in ademocracy?

Answer:

(i) No mobilizing a bigger crowd does not let any side have what it wants. It is not simply mobilizing. People cannot be mobilized as objects. In fact, it is rooted in the common interest of the people. It is the common and genuine interest of the people that has the force of mobilizing the mass. The force of struggle in the people for a common cause cannot originate at the will of any group, it is spontaneous.

(ii) No, we can say it in other words that people’s will and interest has might and it is through this that a democracy evolves.

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