Essay 2019.docx - Democracy and Illiteracy Donu2019t Move...

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Democracy and Illiteracy Don’t Move Together. Outline: 1. Introduction:
2. Why Democracy and Illiteracy don’t move together?
3. How to reconcile the fact that India’s literacy rate is low but still it is the world’s largest democracy?
4. Can 100% literacy rate ensure working democracy?
5. Where does Pakistan stand in terms of democracy and illiteracy ?
6. Conclusion:
The fact is that in order to have a functional democracy, there should be a literate society. As democracy and education are a inseparable duo. Essay Democracy is government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The word people here is of primary importance. It is because, the concept of democracy revolves around people. The ideals of democracy can survive only in a literate society. It is quite difficult for a democracy to flourish in an illiterate society. Democracy postulates enlightenment, which can only be possible through education. Similarly, democracy envisions free exchange of ideas, expressions. These privileges are almost non-existent in an illiterate society. Democracy advocates tolerance for dissents, especially in a multicultural society such as Pakistan. This tolerance of dissent is a rare commodity in an illiterate society. Also, democracy ideals for more equitable social, political and economic order in a society.

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