Participatory Democracy

India Greens Party strives for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in the environmental, economic, social and political decisions which affect their lives; so that power and responsibility are concentrated in local and regional communities, and devolved only where essential to higher tiers of governance. Therefore, India Greens Party shall:

  1. fight against the undemocratic regimes in the country.
  2. join the forces against corruption, human rights abuses and press censorships, etc. It shall oppose media concentration and corporate political funding.
  3. fight against systematic exclusion of racial, ethnic, and religious communities.
  4. fight for electoral systems that do not discriminate against alternative ideas and new and small parties.
  5. seek support of grassroots movements and other organisations of civil society working for democratic, transparent and accountable government, at all levels from local to global.
  6. actively support to those who give young people a voice through educating, encouraging and assisting their participation in every aspect of political action.
  7. strive for the democratisation of gender relations by promoting appropriate mediations to enable women and men equally to take part in the economic, political, social sphere.
  8. uphold the right of citizens to have access to official information and to free and independent media.
  9. work for universal access to electronic communications and information technology, radio, and community-based internet and email. The party shall work to make access to these technologies as cheap as possible.
  10. uphold a just secular legal system that ensures the right of defence and practices proportionality between crime and punishment.
  11. support the public funding of elections, and measures to ensure all donations are fully transparent and accountable and are free from undue influence, whether perceived or otherwise.
  12. challenge corporate domination of government as they are deprived of their right to equal political participation.
  13. shall support the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial systems, and the separation of state and religion.
  14. shall support the development and strengthening of local government.
  15. shall support the restructuring of state institutions to democratise them and make them more transparent and efficient in serving the goal of citizens’ power and sustainable development.
  16. shall support global governance based on the democratic principle of one person — one vote — one value, rather than by unelected corporate interests.

 

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