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Democracy’s demons

Polarisation brought about by political rhetoric, unfulfilled expectations and partisan media combine to pose a challenge to democratic polities.

US warns against any attempt to undermine democratic process in Maldives

The outgoing Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election results in which he was defeated. 

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Performing moderately

A new state of democracy report records a significant dip in India’s record on civil liberties, personal integrity and security, freedom of association, media integrity, gender equality

Fifth Column: Endangered democracy

This sickness in our democracy did not begin after Narendra Modi became prime minister. But, it is this storyline that has been sought to be disseminated by secular, leftist political commentators in order to disguise their loyalties to the Congress party.

Democracy is BJP's core value, party never wavered from founding ideals, says PM Modi

The party's core values are steeped in democracy, Narendra Modi said, adding that it is guided by a democratic spirit in its thinking, working and executing its agenda.

Denying Nehru his due

Were ancient Indian polities democratic, democracy thus representing India’s enduring culture? And what was Jawahar Lal Nehru’s role in institutionalising democracy?

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The duty of the young

Since the politicians would do nothing to inform the youth about the socio-economic problems facing the nation today and only exploit them, it is the responsibility of civil society organisations and the media to educate young people.

Party democracy, ideology important for progress, says Amit Shah

Those without either, function on parivarwaad and casteism, says BJP president

Lynching democracy? Your outrage is a barometer of society’s moral fibre

Reducing democracy to a numbers game is a very dangerous situation, given the fact, that contrary to our smug self perception, we are quite a violent society with a lot of conflicts inbuilt in our social structure.

US to engage with Myanmar for transition to civilian rule

"We are carefully exploring in close consultation with Congress what can be done to use calibrated military-to- military engagement to support a transition to civilian rule," US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.

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Patiala court scuffle is attack on India’s democracy: Farooq

Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.

Congress, BJP lock horns over Arunachal Pradesh row

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said that it is a “murder of constitution and democracy”. He said the duly elected government was not disturbed for many years, but as BJP came into power, it “gave money and destabilised” the state government. He accused BJP chief Amit Shah of political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress legal cell head KC Mittal said the imposition of President rule in Arunachal Pradesh is totally uncalled for. He added that when the matter was in the Supreme Court, then the Centre should have not interfered. Mittal believed that this is not a constitutional crisis and has been totally made up. BJP leader Siddharthnath Singh, on the other hand, said the Congress just wanted to politicise each and every matter. He said the state government was taking cognizance of the matter and they are taking it seriously.

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Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

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Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Politicians react over crisis in Arunachal Pradesh

Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) JD(U) leader KC Tyagi on Monday held Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said the move is against the spirit of co-operative federalism. Attacking the BJP, Congress leader PL Punia said recommendation of the President rule in Arunachal pradesh is the "murder of democracy". BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi countered the statements and said the Centre has taken this step as the state is in a "constitutional trouble".

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