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  • India ‘fully’ supportive of Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability: Bagchi

    India ‘fully’ supportive of Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability: Bagchi

    The remarks come as nationwide protests against the Sri Lankan government have intensified over the past few days resulting in an increase in incidents of clashes with the security forces deployed at protest sites.

    May 10, 2022
  • Pakistan’s sham democracy has failed its people

    Pakistan’s sham democracy has failed its people

    The fact is that Pakistan has never had democracy — the version envisaged by Mr Jinnah — since the country was born nearly 75 years ago.

    May 7, 2022
  • PM Modi says democracy, development reaching grassroots in J-K

    PM Modi says democracy, development reaching grassroots in J-K

    Referring to the laws which are now applicable to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, PM Modi said, "There were almost 175 laws which were not applicable here."

    April 24, 2022
  • Panchayats are pillars of Indian Democracy: PM Modi

    Panchayats are pillars of Indian Democracy: PM Modi

    In a series of tweets Naidu said, "On Panchayati Raj Day, I would like to convey my appreciation to all the members of the Panchayats across the country for their incessant efforts in strengthening democracy at the grassroots level by implementing schemes and programmes of the Centre and State Governments."

    April 24, 2022
  • Role of people’s representatives most important in democracy: President

    Role of people’s representatives most important in democracy: President

    Pointing to the fact that he was addressing the members of the state Assembly when India is celebrating ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'', the President said that there is no better place than Gujarat to celebrate freedom and its ''Amrit Mahotsav''.

    March 24, 2022
  • Seminar on democracy and constitution held

    Seminar on democracy and constitution held

    Chief Guest Lokpal Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh said India got its Constitution after independence.

    March 6, 2022
  • PM Modi urges people of UP to participate in ‘festival of democracy’

    PM Modi urges people of UP to participate in ‘festival of democracy’

    "Today, the festival of democracy has entered its sixth phase in Uttar Pradesh. I humbly urge upon all the voters to take part in this festival by casting their votes. Each of the votes being cast by you add to strengthening of democracy," the Prime Minister said while tweeting in Hindi language.

    March 3, 2022
  • Democracy in deep peril in Bengal: Governor Dhankhar

    Democracy in deep peril in Bengal: Governor Dhankhar

    "I am sorry to tell you that in West Bengal a voter does not have that freedom. It is totally missing. We have seen post-poll violence of unprecedented level for those who dared to vote according to their right had to pay price with their life.  Postpoll violence of that gravity - - arson, loot, rape, killings -- unheard of. We were put to shame before national and global community..."

    January 26, 2022
  • Voice of Beijing

    Voice of Beijing

    The government in Beijing, helmed by President Xi Jinping, has tightened the screws over the past year, leading to a crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, the closure of independent news outlets, the calculated removal of monuments to dissent, and an election in which people’s participation was pathetically poor. Small wonder the thoroughly contrived tryst with democracy is deemed laughable by many.

    January 5, 2022
  • Democracy on a ventilator?

    Democracy on a ventilator?

    The word crisis comes from the Greek word “krisis”, meaning decision- making. The crisis of democracy, however you define it, is a crisis of leadership in decision-making and how different societies choose their leaders to make these tough decisions. Electoral promises are meaningless if there are no deliverables in an accountable manner.

    January 2, 2022
  • Democratic practices are in decline

    Democratic practices are in decline

    In a special issue review for the Science Journal, Susan Hyde, professor of Political Science at the University of California, observes that democracies continue to shift from tailwinds to headwinds implying that the overall environment for fostering democracy continues to decline under adverse circumstances.

    December 4, 2021
  • Or why America deserves Trump

    Or why America deserves Trump

    There are not too many countries where it would be considered acceptable for a 17-year-old to acquire a lethal weapon, inject himself into a volatile situation, then shoot three people who justifiably considered him a threat, killing two of them. But that’s precisely what the verdict in the Wisconsin trial of Kyle Rittenhouse conveys.

    November 25, 2021
  • Need to save country’s democracy, Kanhaiya says after joining Congress

    Need to save country’s democracy, Kanhaiya says after joining Congress

    After joining Congress, the former CPI leader said, "I want to join the most democratic party in this country. The Congress party holds the history of this country in itself."

    September 29, 2021
  • Gandhi and democracy

    Gandhi and democracy

    While centralisation can‘t be sustained and defended without adequate force, Gandhi regarded decentralisation as an essential corollary to non-violence. He insisted that such decentralisation would be possible only in a predominately non-industrial society with the self-sufficient village as the primary unit.

    June 21, 2021
  • Flipping of votes is a staple of democracy

    Flipping of votes is a staple of democracy

    BJP’s vote share evolved from 10 per cent in 2016 to 38 per cent in 2021. However, it will be an over-simplification to assert that BJP had exactly 28 per cent new voters.

    May 28, 2021
  • Of Democracy

    Of Democracy

    What the 23 letter writing members-now dubbed the 'G-23' have written is like employees appealing to their employer. If that is their equation with the Gandhi family, it has to be said that they consider the latter to be indispensable. In this case, the party members should quietly accept what the Gandhis do or lump it

    April 1, 2021
  • Screws turned

    Screws turned

    A reporter, representing the Associated Press, was arrested while covering anti-junta protests in the biggest city of Yangon. To that can be added the latest form of military repression ~ patients were forced out of a hospital in the west of the country

    March 16, 2021