India’s global recognition is at risk as its growing disregard for basic freedoms draws criticism despite its contributions to global issues.
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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.
Can A Non-Gandhi President Revive India’s Congress Party?
India’s Congress party appointed a politician as its president. For the first time in 24 years, it is somebody who is not from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
Hindi Film Industry Struggles In The Face Of Mass Campaigns
Nearly all recent Bollywood films are the target of social media boycott efforts. But it’s not the only issue the industry is dealing with.
Ferocious Lions’ Statue On India’s Parliament Raises Eyebrows
In response to criticism of the appearance of the emblem on top of the new parliament building, the government defended the design.
Is Freedom Of Expression Under Threat In India?
Fact-checker Muhammed Zubair’s arrest represents a new low for press freedom in India that has seen a sharp decline in civil liberties.
India Arrest Of Fact-Checker Raises Concerns Over Press Freedom
A persistent tendency has emerged in the erosion of Indian democracy. The nation’s journalistic liberties are deteriorating alarmingly.
India: Why Are Punjab Political Singers Under Attack?
The murder of Sidhu Moose Wala has brought attention to the link between Punjabi music and India’s cross-border criminal networks.
Opinion: In the world’s largest democracy, ‘looking Muslim’ could cost your life
Although it prides itself with being the world’s largest democracy, India has come under the spotlight for anti-democratic trends.
India Falls 8 Places To 150th Position In Press Freedom Rankings
India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index has fallen down to 150th position from last year’s 142nd rank out of 180 countries.
India Arrests Two Journalists In Jammu And Kashmir
Authorities in Uttarakhand and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir detained two journalists, Kishor Ram and Fahad Shah.