Democracy bubble was flying high after February elections. The split over the judicial crisis between PML (N) and PPP has brought it down. Now the 'naughty boys' can burst it any time. If judicial crisis is not solved it will lead to democracy crisis because true democracy requires a truly independent judiciary. There can be no genuine democracy in the absence of an independent judiciary and there cannot be an independent judiciary in the absence of a true democracy. It is all co-related. The coalition between past foes was heady and was applauded by almost everyone but its split after only a few weeks is regrettable. It can be emphasised that the struggle for independence of judiciary must continue. The black coats' struggle will ultimately decide the future of this country. -DR ABID RAUF ORAKZAI, Islamabad, via e-mail, May 14.