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What is democracy?

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  Democracy is a ruling system set down by men in order to free themselves from the injustice of the rulers and their domination of the people in the name of religion. It is thus a system whose source is human beings and it has no connection to divine revelation or religion. The origin of its emergence is that the rulers... Show more >>

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A student. Took Islamiat and History as subjects, and greatly interested in Islamic and Indo-Pak history.
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The word democracy comes from ancient Greek, with 'demos' meaning 'the people' and 'kratos' meaning 'to rule'. So its literal meaning is rule by the people. In simple terms, democracy means that the people are entitled to influence important decisions that affect their lives. Instead of having one person making all the... Show more >>

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