Why is democracy hot considered simply a rule of majority?Explain

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Why is democracy hot considered simply a rule of majority?


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Due to the following reasons, democracy is not considered simply a rule of majority
(i) In democratic set-up, the majority always needs to work with the minority, so that governments represent the general view.
(ii) Majority and minority opinions are not permanent.
(iii) The rule by majority does not become rule by majority community in terms of religion, race, linguistic groups, etc.
(iv) Rule by majority means that in case of every decision and election, different persons and groups may and can form a majority.
(v) Democracy remains democracy only when every citizen of a country has a chance of being majority at some point of time.
(vi) If someone is barred from being in majority on the basis of birth, i.e. on the basis of caste and religion then the democratic rules are not applicable for that persons or groups.