Democracy Index
India  /  Published 10.12.21

SC: Dissent essence of democracy

The Supreme Court on Thursday said dissent was the “essence of a democracy” and the State should never browbeat political opponents and journalists. The bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kau...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.21

Steady fall: India slips on Democracy Index

The slip is showing. India has slipped further to rank 53 out of 167 nations in the Democracy Index 2020, earning itself, once again, the stripes of a ‘flawed democracy’. Curiously, India&...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 22.01.20

India falls on democracy index

India has dropped 10 places in global democracy rankings — in a year that saw the world’s biggest elections in the country.The democracy index has been drawn up by the Economist Intelligence Unit ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.01.20

The fall of Indian democracy

India, the largest democracy in the world, fell 10 places on the Democracy Index 2019 to a global rank of 51. We now rank behind countries such as Malta, Botswana, Suriname and Jamaica. The report cit...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.01.20

Unfree in India

By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.20

Slippery slope

Sir — India should not trivialize the revelations of the Democracy Index. The country has cut a sorry figure in this global ranking by dropping 10 places to number 51. In the Asian region, India is ...
By The Telegraph


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