Religion has everything to do with Democracy. Both Democracy and Religion have never been part of the Indian philosophy. In fact India never had a religion. The British put the word religion in Indian dictionary and gave the name as Hindus to the people living here. The people living from Afghanistan to Kanyakumari had a set of common culture, tolerance, respect for diverse attitudes (including religion) and political and social life. The West merely labelled the people of these into a single sect or group.There is no alternative to democracy when it comes to allround development of the people and their happiness. Do you have a system in mind which is better than democracy?
What has religion got to do with democracy?
My solution of India is the concept of Bharat Tantra which is what Gandhiji wanted to be for India. Unfortunately he was killed before he could accomplish his goal.
Bharat Tantra works in the following manner. This Bharat Tantra can work for the entire south Asia region including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Aghanistan.
Military and defense systems and technology
Central Command: No concept of overall central command. All powers is distributed at the Local levels mostly at the village level.
States : Mahajanapada model. Small regions with common interests can form a Mahajanapada or a state having a central leader.
Government size: Minimum Government with very few officials to limit bueurocracy.
Armies : Military competition where the best individual gets the best post something like we have in students Entrance exams and competative tests.
Military: Volunteer armies with only those interested can take part.
Educations, arts, science and technology
Education: Private sector
Arts: Private patronage of arts
Technology: 1. Private enterprise drives R&D
Technology & Innovation: 1. Open-source system
2. Non-copyright and non-patent system.
City and Town Planning: Decentralized
Healthcare: Private sector
History and Historiography: Focuses on: -Learnings and lessons,Characters and personalities,Timelessness
Population growth: Marriage is the norm, Stable marriage and family structure
Ethnic Diversity: High diversity
Loyalty: 1. Values, 2. Family, 3. Community
Social identity: 1. Freedom, 2. Liberty, 3. Equity, 4. Anti-slavery
Wealth Distribution: Wealth and property distributed in the population
Economic opportunities: 1. Self employment 2. Slavery absent
Currency and coinage: Private coinage 2. Gold distributed to the population
Property rights: Property belong to the user (meaning one who lives in a property owns the property).
Entrepreneurial Structure: 1. Private initiative 2. No role for State
Law and jurisprudence
Judicial systems: Local justice
Last court of appeal: No supreme court. Final authority at Local level.
Legal punishment: Member Behaviour Family & Community responsibility