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    • RJN
    • 22.10.10 | 18:56 (IST)

    There's one point missing in this oath. While "always accepting the majority's verdict in any matter concerning all of the society of the state" - is good, it also opens the door for democratically elected governments such as Hammas recently and the Nazi back then. In other words, a true democracy is not just defined accepting the majority's veredict but at the same time, and perhaps most importantly, safeguarding the rights of the minorities.

    from the article: Students launch commitment oath to 'peace and democracy'
    First published 02:41 22.10.10 | Last updated 02:41 22.10.10
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