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.

published on : 12th June 2021

Silencing dissent is scoring an own goal 

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  

published on : 3rd June 2021

More than 5,600 Myanmar nationals, including 18 lawmakers, have taken refuge in Mizoram

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.

published on : 21st May 2021

Blast that hurt Mohamed Nasheed attacked democracy: Maldives leader

Nasheed was injured in the blast Thursday night outside his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, Male.

published on : 7th May 2021

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong media tycoon that China loathes

Smuggled into Hong Kong aged 12, Lai toiled in sweatshops, taught himself English and eventually founded the hugely successful Giordano clothing empire.

published on : 16th April 2021

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai given additional jail term, will serve 14 months

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. 

published on : 16th April 2021

Myanmar coup: 14 lawmakers among 2,000 enter Mizoram to escape deadly junta

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.

published on : 13th April 2021

Time to challenge this false narrative

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  

published on : 10th April 2021

Kerala polls: For 70-year-old Rajan, democracy lies in finger not inked

 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.

published on : 9th April 2021

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to joining democracy rally

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.

published on : 7th April 2021

Democracy even in times of Covid

Democracy is defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

published on : 4th April 2021

The democratic nationalism of India

In the case of nationalism, attempts to denigrate the very concept have been there for a long time.

published on : 31st March 2021

Hong Kong activists say democracy fight to continue abroad

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.

published on : 15th March 2021

India no longer a democratic country, claims Rahul Gandhi

This comes after another global report by a US government-funded NGO, Freedom House downgraded India's status from "free" to "partly free".

published on : 11th March 2021

Thailand charges more activists with sedition, royal insults

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.

published on : 8th March 2021
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