The topic of politics is a very broad topic. From the history, it is understood that politics is all about law and government.
After that there was a shift to some social and political movements, then policy making, decisions, voting and then social interactions.
Politics is about the allocation of values which will benefit the society. Politics is also referred to the behaviour of humans which have a common purpose.
The scenario of politics has changed a lot from the time it first came into the light. The complete meaning of politics has changed. This is why people often say politics is corrupted or there is corruption in politics.
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Condition of Politics in the World
The political condition of the world at the present day is changing very drastically. Due to this even the economy is facing and struggling with a lot of difficulties.
The West is going through many uncertainties which are on a large scale. There are wars going on in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The situation in North Africa and West Asia is turbulent one. Europe and America are going through economic situation due to which the other countries do not pay attention to their development model.
There are many social contradictions which are giving birth to many never ending protests.
As there is no end to the protests, the welfare of the citizens is getting disturbed. The media and the press have faced a lot of criticism in politics.
They have even been abused. Due to the political conditions their freedom has been taken away. Their functions have been alienated.
Due to excessive use of military forces during wars between countries which further affected their political conditions.
The West has a lot of power over other countries. This is why they use a lot of their military forces everywhere. Almost all the political systems are facing difficulties politically and economically.
Condition of Politics in India
In India we can see the condition of politics very easily during the time of Elections.
Only during the time of Elections, the candidates’ behaviour change and they become good and even make promises that they will do works so that it will benefit the society. This is called bad mouthing just to gain attention of the public.
But after the elections are over they are back to their original state. The bad mouthing creates problems within the different political parties itself. Most of the politicians are not properly educated.
Only a few of them are educated. The ones who are educated properly have a better knowledge about how to handle the politics and then form the necessary policies which will benefit everyone.
But the ones who are not educated properly will not be able to handle properly and the political situation will become worse and corrupted. There should be more educated ones so that they can handle everything properly.
There is no free and fair politics in India. When anything happens or any case or issue is solved, it is found that criminals are present within the political party itself.
So, in that case the democracy of the country itself is not free and fair. Then, what can we even expect from other people? But one will not know if the candidate is a criminal or not as everyone gets a fair chance to stand for elections.
Today, the youth of our country is frustrated because the different parties play their own politics which in turn affects the society and welfare as well.
They are taking out their frustration by venting out on the different social media platforms. They put down on their opinions and then their own generation debate from that opinions. The youth sometimes follow the leaders who are running the country.
So, when they see the leaders arguing and degrading themselves in the public, then the leaders are losing the respect among the entire public.
All the political parties must make a common protocol which everyone must follow. There should not be special excuse for any of the party. This should be maintained both in and outside the Parliament.
Students and Politics
All of us know that the children and the youth, that is, the students of today’s world will be taking care of the country in the future.
This is why the students are often referred as the future of tomorrow. They are the one who are going to build the future of our country.
This is why understanding the concept of politics is very important. If they know about politics from now itself, it will be helpful for them later to maintain a proper government in the country.
But today the political situation is not proper. There is corruption everywhere.
Due to this the students and the youth of today are being misleaded of the government. Students are taught to be disciplined in the school itself.
So, this discipline will help them to do the same in the political situation as well. But the question is should students take part in politics or not?
This question is very important as it is a big concern for the leaders of our country. Many people support that the students should participate in politics. While some are against that students should not take part in the politics.
Arguments against the Participation of Students in Politics
There are a lot of arguments to support that students should not take part in politics. All of these arguments have a strong point to prove.
As we all know there is corruption in politics and most of the candidates or leaders play dirty games.
So, if students get themselves involved in politics, then even they go in the direction of the corruptive government and they also start playing dirty games.
Seeing the party forming groups and getting themselves divided, even the students do the same. But this will disturb the peace of mind of the students.
They will not be able to pay attention to their studies. All of their concentration will be on the politics.
This will be a risk for the students because due to politics their studies will get affected. They are diverted from their studies always.
As they focus more on politics and are away from studies, they are involved more in strikes, processions or dharnas.
This wastes their time and many times because of strikes and processions the students put themselves in trouble and also get injured. This takes them away from focusing on the real purpose of their life.
They waste their energy on politics rather than paying attention on their studies. The students are not matured fully. They do not have any experience in this field so they should participate in politics.
The students should focus on their studies first and then on other things. As they are joining politics, the corruption in the politics gets filled in their minds as well.
This is important because if they focus on studies first, they will get the necessary knowledge, education and will get a lot of opportunities to improve their skills.
This knowledge, skills and education will help them later on. This is why studies are important first rather on joining politics.
Arguments for the Participation of Students in Politics
Well, there are many arguments that students should participate in politics.
The people who support the participation of the students in politics feel that education just does not mean only getting literate and gaining knowledge. Education means more than that. Students need all round development in their life.
So, apart from studies if they involve themselves in politics, they will gain experience and there will be development in their personality as well.
By participating in politics they get to know what all things are going around them. As they gain knowledge about politics, they start to debate on these topics.
This further helps to improve their speaking skills, putting their opinions and be confident of whatever they are speaking.
Otherwise today’s generation are not interested in reading news. So, they do not know anything about politics or the government of the country.
Some also feel that leadership skills are important for the students. So, when they join politics they get the skills of becoming leaders.
They also become good citizens as they are doing something for the country. They start to become more democratic.
They feel patriotic by participating in politics and helping the government. The students learn to balance their studies, politics and other things of their life as well.
Both the arguments are important. We cannot take the side of only one as both have strong points to support their own argument.
Even if students participate in politics, it should be in limits. They should not let their studies get affected because of politics.
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