Nobel Peace Prize awardee said the movement in Tunisia started based on dignity and eradication of corruption.
Abdessattar Ben Moussa of Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet and Nobel Peace Prize awardee on Thursday said the society should be free from corruption if one wants to achieve the fruits of democracy.
Participating in a seminar on ‘Building Pluralistic Democracy,’ organised as part of the Osmania University Centenary celebrations at Tagore Auditorium, he said the movement in Tunisia started based on dignity and eradication of corruption. During dictatorship in Tunisia, the rights of people had been exploited and there was no freedom of expression.
The essence of democracy is the Constitution and without proper Constitution, freedom cannot be enjoyed. “Democracy does not mean simply winning the majority but the power should be decentralised and there should be checks and principles,” he said.