Indian democracy is in severe crisis and needs critical restoration as the true power of people to govern. Indian democracy, hailed as the largest one in the world, is at the crossroad with almost no space for the minorities like Dalits, Adivasis, Indigenous groups, Women, Working Class, Religious and Linguistic Minorities in true governance. We still live with the British legacy of FPTP resulting in enormous role corruption, violence, casteism and communalism. Certainly with PES, extra space for Dalits, Adivasis, Women, minorities and working class will be created, but the question still remains how will the marginalized ones among these groups surface in that list.
The perpetrators of the recent cruel gang rape and brutal attack on the 23-year-old physiotherapy student and her friend, should be punished to the maximum as per the law of the land. The question arises why is that the Indian middle-class women's movement silent or rather failed to address similar questions with the same amount of anger when the victim is a Dalit or an Adivasi or a labourer? This paper explores the questions of the caste-gender dynamics.