In our society, every individual wants to receive respect from fellow beings. In this respect, democratic form of government stands much superior to any other form of government in promoting dignity and freedom of the individual.
The following points support the given statement :
(i) Often conflict arises among individuals because some feel that they are not treated with equal respect in comparison to others. It is very common in non- democratic countries. But in democracy, respect and freedom are the basis of it. Democracy throughout the world has recognised this atleast in principle.
(ii) Most societies were historically male dominating. The status of women was not satisfactory. After long struggles by women, democracy throughout the world has recognised equal treatment and respect to women at least in principles.
Thus in democracy, it becomes easier for women to wage a struggle against what is now unacceptable legally and morally for them.
(iii) Democracy in India has strengthened the claims of the disadvantaged and discriminated castes for equal status and opportunity, which is not possible in any non-democratic country.
Thus, it can be concluded that democracy stands much superior to any other form of government m promoting dignity and freedom of the individual.