Future of democracy in India in danger since 2014 election, says study
Updated : July 25, 2018 06:33 AM IST
The level of democracy in India has declined significantly over the last decade, showing a disquieting trend, particularly in freedom of speech and alternative sources of information, civil society, the rule of law.
India exemplifies a trend in which the rights and institutions being diminished are the ones that make electoral processes meaningful and fully democratic.
The government increasingly restricts the entry and exit of civil society organisations (CSOs) by using a law on foreign funding for NGOs, the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, said the study.
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