A persistent tendency has emerged in the erosion of Indian democracy. The nation’s journalistic liberties are deteriorating alarmingly.
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The murder of Sidhu Moose Wala has brought attention to the link between Punjabi music and India’s cross-border criminal networks.
Although it prides itself with being the world’s largest democracy, India has come under the spotlight for anti-democratic trends.
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.
Authorities in Uttarakhand and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir detained two journalists, Kishor Ram and Fahad Shah.
The editor of a news website has been arrested in Kashmir in what critics called the latest example of a wave of harassment of journalists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has maintained the top spot as India’s richest political organization, report.
India is hailed as the world’s largest democracy, since independence 1947. But there is much that casts a shadow on this reputation.
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.
A little known aspect of India’s history is its long-established democratic tradition. Ancient Indians even decoded the mathematics of democracy.