democracy

Gandhi had warned us about corruption in elections
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Tushar Gandhi April 19 , 2021 We need an electorate which is impartial, independent and intelligent. If the electors do not interest themselves in national affairs and remain unconcerned with what goes on in their midst, and if they elect...
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Sedition law an imperial legacy, a tool of subjugation
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Tushar Gandhi April 2, 2021 What is the sedition law? Indian Penal Code, 1860, 71 [124A Sedition] Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred...
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Audio podcast: The space for dissent and freedoms is shrinking in India
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Ashraf Engineer March 31, 2021 Recently, the V-Dem Institute declared India an ‘electoral autocracy’, pointing to a sharp decline in democratic freedoms. This is in line with what we’re seeing on the ground – the space for dissent, opposition, freedom...
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Audio podcast: What happened to the Indian news media?
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Ashraf Engineer October 10, 2020 A fair press that asks probing questions to the government is a pillar of democracy. In India, however, there has been a fall in media standards and in many cases an abandonment of journalism altogether...
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This Gandhi Jayanti, get up, stand up
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Tushar Gandhi October 2, 2020 Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen; they dare not give it up without ceasing to exist. – MK Gandhi, Young India, January 5, 1922 We are celebrating the 151stth birth anniversary of...
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Audio podcast: Why I created All Indians Matter
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Ashraf Engineer September 30, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. This episode is going live on World Podcasting Day 2020, so today I want to talk about why I launched All Indians...
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Audio podcast: Facebook allowing hate speech undermines India’s democracy
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The Wall Street Journal recently exposed how Facebook turned a blind eye to hate speech by BJP lawmakers and Hindutva groups in India. Former Facebook employees told the newspaper that the...
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