Some Indian govt actions raised concerns that are inconsistent with its democratic values: Top US official
India has previously rejected criticism by foreign governments and human rights groups on allegations that civil liberties have eroded in the country.
Castigating those who criticise it makes any government an airtight chamber. Devoid of ventilation, the air inside the chamber is soon bound to be fouled
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday had said that in Myanmar, as of last week, approximately 60,700 women, children and men have been internally displaced.
Nasheed was injured in the blast Thursday night outside his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, Male.
Smuggled into Hong Kong aged 12, Lai toiled in sweatshops, taught himself English and eventually founded the hugely successful Giordano clothing empire.
It is the first time the 73-year-old -- who is currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing's sweeping national security law -- has received a sentence for his activism.
According to Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), which is Mizoram’s apex students’ body, hundreds of Myanmar nationals are on the international border, waiting for opportunities to cross over.
India is the world’s largest and most vibrant democracy. Yet, it is placed below many countries that do not have the eight fundamentals required to be a full-fledged democracy
For every voter exercising their franchise, the ink mark applied to their index finger as they visit the polling booth is a symbol of their democratic privilege.
Lai is already being held in custody on other charges related to his outspoken opposition to China’s crackdown on civil liberties in the former British colony.
Democracy is defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
In the case of nationalism, attempts to denigrate the very concept have been there for a long time.
Hong Kong was rocked by months of anti-government protests in 2019 that were met with increasingly repressive measures by security forces and the authorities in Beijing.
This comes after another global report by a US government-funded NGO, Freedom House downgraded India's status from "free" to "partly free".
The sedition charges, which carry a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison, stem from an antigovernment rally in September, though details on the alleged offenses were not immediately clear.