Read the paragraph carefully to fill the blanks. Choose from the words given below.
Confining renowned figures within the walls of idol worship, removing them from any real public engagement, __1__ them to heavily garlanded histories no one can question or think deeply about, are __2__ of an authoritarian __3__ rather than a vibrant democracy. It's related to the desire to shield current politicians from criticism - witness Mamata Banerjee's ___4__ response to a harmless cartoon recently. Indians are famously argumentative, with long histories of radical thought and free speech. Today, when they're surrounded by 24-hour media and global communications, trying to curb free thought is __5__. For those politicians trying it - the joke is only on them.
Choose the words from this list: A) Bullying B) Hallmarks C) Relegating D) Regime E) Ludicrous