believe a wide network of such movements is essential for the effective implementation of theexisting Right to Information Act and the anticipated Lok Pal Act. The movement will try toassume such responsibilities at all levels. It will take up such tasks as are essential for reinforcingsecular democracy and social justice. The basic standpoints of the movement, action plan and theorganizational structure are outlined at its website. The web-site address is:
A collective of the persons listed below has taken the initiative to set up this organization. Wecould so far contact only a small section of those who are interested in such a movement. Thosewho wish to co-operate with the movement are requested to contact the address of the web-site.
The existing system of parliamentary democracy is to be recognized as the best amongthe political forms invented by mankind so far. At the same time, it is to be noted that itstill is at the primary level of development. Several tendencies of degeneration are alsovisible. Convinced that the historic march of humanity is indeed in the direction of democracy, the deliberations here are aimed at creating a movement which is committedto formulate practical programs to check the degenerative course of democratic processes, to explore possibilities for its further development and to ensure social justice.History has chequered to a large extent the jungle laws of the politics of conquest that prevailed till the end of the Second World War. Although big power interventions stillexist as a potential danger, the fact that a new historic process of democracy is taking rootamong nations generates optimism. Within countries feudal/autocratic forces are beingforced to retreat and the process of democratization is spreading. This is not a temporaryfeature but a historical course in itself. Mankind, undeniably, is on the path of progress.2.
The communist movement, which emerged as the result of the search for an alternativesystem against the fierce spectre of
century capitalism, had taken root among one-third of the world community in the 20th century. But all µsocialist¶ societies invariably