A fact finding committee of the BJP has came up with a report in the recent poll violence occurred in West Bengal. In the report submitted to the BJP National President JP Nadda, the committee said, "democracy ended in WB." On July 26, the fact finding committee slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) behind the erupted violence and said, "What is this happening Mamata ji? This is condemnable."
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The National Security Advisor (NSA) Advisor Ajit Doval denied claims of religion fear in India. On July 11, during an event Islamic Culture Centre in Delhi, Doval said, "India continues to play its role as a refuge for heterodox ideas with infinite capacity to absorb dissent. No religion is under any threat." He further added that India and the Indian government is having the world's largest democracies.
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The political fight between the Congress and the PM Modi-led BJP continues with criticism, sarcastic remarks and comments. Recently, Congress took a dig at PM Narendra Modi, saying, "Since when did the criticism of your policies become the criticism of the country? You are a PM, neither the country nor God nor the creator." The comments were against Modi's remarks against Gandhi's "brutal attack on democracy remark," in UK.
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Expressing disappointment over how the role of the judiciary system is being misunderstood, CJI NV Ramana said, "The party in power believes that every Governmental action is entitled to judicial endorsement. The parties in opposition expect the judiciary to advance their political positions and causes". He said the… read-more
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Addressing the Rajya Sabha, during the ongoing Parliament Budget session 2022, PM Narendra Modi made a remark against Congress. He said family-run parties are biggest threat to "democracy". Taking dig at INC, during his thanks to the President's address, Modi said, under the Congress leadership, there were emergencies, attacks, people were deprived of water, power and developments. He further added, Congress should change name to "Federation… read-more
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India ranked at 85 among 180 countries in its Corruption Perception Index report(CPI), of 2021. According to Transparency International Reports, India's rank improved by one place to 85 in 2021 from 86th in 2020. However, it raised concern over the country's democratic status. ''Journalists and activists are particularly at risk and have been victims of attacks by bureaucrats'', it stated. Notably, Denmark topped the list with the highest… read-more
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As per a South African non-profit organisation Civicus, India is one of the "repressed" countries in terms of democracy. Released on December 9, Civicus listed countries, considering freedom and civil rights into five categories- open, narrowed, obstructed, repressed, and closed. As per Civicus, in India, activists, and people criticising the government are targeted by authorities, making India a "repressed" country. Russia, African and Asian… read-more
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The White House, on December 9, announced a grant of $3.75 million for applicants to develop a technology to enhance privacy and democracy. Ahead of the "Summit for Democracy", Joe Biden administration announced the new initiative to boost privacy, communication without Internet or cellular data, enhancing democracy. The initiative will be launched with the United Kingdom, the US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards… read-more
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US President Joe Biden on November 23, officially announced to conduct a virtual summit on democracy ( December 9-10.) Organised for December, countries like India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and 110 countries are invited to the summit. However, allies of the US like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan are not invited. Hungary, Turkey and China are also out of the list. Notably, the State Department Website released the official list.
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Following Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle suspension, the Congress leader took to YouTube on August 13 saying ''the democracy is under attack'' as Twitter is a ''biased platform''. Notably, the site had suspended several Congress leaders' accounts as they posted the photograph of the family of a rape victim in Delhi. Gandhi also said, ''I have some 19 to 20 million followers, you're denying them the right to an opinion.''
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