Democratization In Bhutan Essay

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Critically analyze the role of Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the process of democratization.
While the first two kings of Bhutan concentrated primarily on uniting the kingdom, they didn't have a time to bring development in the country. The country had remained isolated and undeveloped. The system towards democracy's first step was taken when country agrees to appoint the Ugyen Wangchuk as the first monarchy in 1907. Furthermore,Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk initiated the key process of democratization in Bhutan from 1952 to 1972. Under his rule, the system of government had changed from a dark age to modern democratic country which the kingdom of Bhutan adapted to the rapidly changing world. "Democracy is a government
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During the time of first and second king people suffer a pain that they were looking down at the powerful people in the society. So to treat a citizen with equal and justice, legislative frame new laws and abolish unnecessary which do not benefit the citizen. His majesty's first progress was mainly political and social reforms. He realized that hitherto the decision of the king and that of high officials were binding on the country (ura, 2010, p.64). His majesty kept political and social reforms the first progress as a kingdom to adapt a new challenge from a rapidly changing world. Therefore, National Assembly was first introduced in 1953 at Punakha consisting 130 members in order to create a forum to discuss issues of national interest were it can promote the welfare of happiness of the people and encourage greater participants of the people so that people can reach their voice and share their ideas because before National Assembly was introduced, people don't have a place to rise a voice and their problems and sufferings are never known. It also aims to develop a politically conscious society so that people to have their right choice to elect their representative and the leader which will benefit in developing the welfare of the country and its citizen. For further attempt of democratization, National Council known …show more content…
In all the societies of the world, the law gives a direction to let equal and social life. That's why to emphasize the importance in giving equal justice and fairness, the third king had given priority to enhance judiciary as the root for democratization. According to Article 21 of the constitution of Bhutan, it clearly states that the judiciary safeguard, upholds, and administers justice fairly and independently without fear, famous or undue delay, in accordance with the rule of the law to inspire trust and confident and to enhance access to justice. During the late 19th century, powerful and rich people they don't give a social right to the poor people, during that age racial discrimination was very much familiar in the country. So to give the equal and justice, third druk gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk codified a law formally initiated by the first druk Desi umze Tenzin Drukgyel in 1952 on a basis of ten pious and sixteen virtues acts. Lowest court starts with the drungkhag court which we can appeal to highest Thrimzhung Chhenmo till the king. Establishment of judiciary mainly is to build a strong democratic rule in the future and sparing the citizens with justices who fall victims of unfair. It is also a safeguard to the sovereignty which maintains peace. It will inspire the people to build up confident and trust through legal professionalism and it will also give legal education and legal awareness to the

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