In an article in The Washington Post, Pamela Constable exposes what she describes as an ominous turn India has recently taken into religious intolerance.
India articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Indian government’s recently proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch.
More than 600 million people voted in India’s most recent election, but that does not mean all
India’s actions in Kashmir reflect the corrosion of its own democracy, argues Pratap Bhanu Mehta, University Professor at Ashoka University.
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
Indian government’s lengthy shutdown of internet and telephones in Jammu and Kashmir inflicts harm on the population and should be immediately lifted.
On August 5, India’s Jammu and Kasmir autonomous status was revoked. Human Rights Watch has called for the respect of the civil liberties of its residents.
The Indian government should ensure that rights are protected after lifting some restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir State, Human Rights Watch.
There was an interesting article at Democracy Digest. Using India, it addresses attacks on democracy from the perspective of the personalisation of power..