Protesting in the 21st Century

A. Sivabagyam
SASTRA Deemed to be University, India

Volume III, Issue I, 2020

The article highlights the relevance of protests in the current socio-political scenario. The main object of any protest is to bridge the communication gap that exists between the government and people with respect to major decisions. The people resort to protests to actively criticise the government with regard to implementation of legislation. Any major decisions taken need the voice of reason of people whom it concerns. Protest have been taking place since the birth of societies and social order, and have transformed through time into the 21st century. The article deals with newer methods of protests in the online platform and calls for a system wherein communication is made easy between the people and the government. Several instances of protests in history and present times have been analysed along with current legislations dealing with the right to protest. The latin phrase ‘Vox Populi, Vox Dei’ would suffice to summarise the main theme of the article.


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