Has support for autocratic rule grown in India?
Different surveys show differing levels of support for autocratic rule in India
Mumbai: A recent global survey by the Pew Research Center, an American think tank, grabbed the headlines last week. It said more than half the Indians surveyed would support rule by a “strong leader" or rule by the military. In fact, support for both autocracy, i.e. rule by a strong leader, and for military rule in India is one of the highest out of the 38 countries surveyed. Rule by a strong leader is defined as one with minimum interference from Parliament or the courts.