Cairo Convulsions

Mehmood ur Rashid has rightly underlined the "complexities underneath" the military coup in Egypt (The Cairo Convulsions). The most serious issue, however, is its fallouts in an already polarised Arab society_a phenomenon that has started playing itself out in the post-Morsi Egypt. Both the secular as well as the Islamist groups must remember that democracy  is both substantive as well as procedural. lslamist government headed by Morsi, as alleged by protesters all over Egypt, tried to "exclusivize" power for itself and hence subvert substantive aspect of democracy. The current crisis could turn out to be an unending one as one cannot be sure whether coming governments  could ever be run with the satisfaction of all sections. A civil war, God forbid, could well engulf this cradle of a civillization.
Syed Shafeeq Ahmad
Sogam Lolab

Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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