In the past 60 years, 2,751 parties have ran for parliamentary and state elections in India. The losers tell us much about India’s democracy.
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Giant India is an electoral democracy, the world's biggest democracy by far. According to Freedom House, "elections have generally been free and fair and the 2009 national polls were mostly peaceful, though some violence occurred". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
A little known aspect of India’s history is its long-established democratic tradition. Ancient Indians even decoded the mathematics of democracy.
Stripped of semi-autonomy, Kashmiris fear an enduring loss of their region’s special status as government faces no pressure to turn back.
To shore up Indian democracy, Biden’s administration has to reinstate values into U.S.-Indian relations while preserving strategic ties.
Protests erupted in India’s Parliament Tuesday as legislators accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spying on opponents.
With the arrival of the Delimitation Commission in Srinagar, the political process in Jammu and Kashmir has begun to recover.
The rise of billionaire power in India poses a threat to the country’s democracy, which is an often overlooked facet of this trend.
India has been reduced to begging for emergency aid during the pandemic after being declared world’s future economic power.
Indian online news sites are on edge after the state issued news rules in February that put them under oversight and censorship.
India’s democracy has been downgraded from “free” to “partly free” but India is more concerned with labelling the new ranking as misleading.