India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.
India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide.
The two big Ds of politics, Democracy and Dissent, are the inseparable twins in the family of humanity.
He also opined that all elections across the country must be conducted simultaneously in a short span and called for a consensus on the same by all political parties.
Despite the continued unrest, China and the Hong Kong administration have refused to accede to the protesters' demands, which include fully free elections in the city.
At one of Sunday's rallies -- a gathering to thank US lawmakers for their support -- protesters said they were determined to keep up the pressure on local authorities after the election victory.
Renewed calls to hit the streets came after Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam refused further political concessions despite a landslide victory for pro-democracy parties in local elections.
Hardcore protesters occupied the campus nearly two weeks ago after blocking the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and set toll booths on fire during clashes with police.
CM Arvind Kejriwal stressed the need for a democracy where people can participate directly.
In Beijing on Friday, President Xi Jinping said China wants a deal but is "not afraid" to "fight back" if necessary.
A full stack of municipal services including building plan approval, trade licence, water supply and sewerage system will now be accessible for citizens through web and mobile app.
The US lawmakers also approved a measure that would ban the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces to suppress pro-democracy protests.
Activists have vowed to "squeeze the economy" as the increasingly divided city reels from one of the worst weeks of violence in the months-long crisis.
The chaos was part of largely anonymous protest movement's new strategy of "blossom everywhere", in which small groups target as many parts of the city as possible to cause maximum disruption.
A group of mainland students at CUHK attempted to depart the campus Wednesday morning over safety concerns but had to be shuttled away by boat because they were unable to leave via obstructed roads.