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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.
The Indian government intensified its harassment and at times prosecution of critics in 2018, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2019.
Participative democracy could make policies more efficient for poverty eradication in India, but only when there is no asymmetry of information.
Important convictions obtained in 2002 murder of journalist Ram Chandler Chaterpatti by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation according to news reports.
What the future holds for India, the potential outcome of the 2019 elections, and the role the media plays in the world’s largest democracy.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.
India’s Right to Information Act, provides a lesson on government transparency and what the rest of the world can learn from it.
Indian journalist jailed for a year after he criticized PM Narendra Modi on Facebook, in latest example of what critics claim is clampdown on free speech.
Bangladesh security forces have been arresting, intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression in advance of national elections.
Politicians in India spar over dodgy economic data as election nears with each party battling over GDP figures putting economy in a downgrading position.