"GOI must not use pandemic to convert democracy into an autocracy,": Derek O' Brien in Rajya Sabha
This govt needs the humility to work with ...
Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising, says Congress' Sonia Gandhi
Gandhi was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremo...
View: Stop crying wolf over democracy, enjoy the quality of sheep’s clothing
The police have arrested assorted activists and student leaders,...
No Question Hour: Oppn calls it attempt to 'murder democracy', 'reduce Parliament to notice board'
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and party's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma said that the proposal to exclude Question Hour during this session is "arbitrary" and "undemocratic" as it is the members' right to ask questions to the government on key issues.
View: Suspending Question Hour in Parliament points to a deeper malaise
By all accounts, Parliament has been consistently conducting Question Hour in all its sessions except on some occasions, typically during wars and the Emergency.
SC says human dignity as important as free speech, frowns on TV shows stereotyping a community
The bench, which has put on hold the telecast of a TV show which alleged a conspiracy to fill up the bureaucracy with Muslims, asked the producers to explain why such incendiary images were mixed up with a supposed investigative report to spread “half-truths”.
BJP killing democracy using money power, investigative agencies: Congress' Ajay Maken
During his first visit to Rajasthan after he was appointed the party's Rajasthan in-charge, Maken addressed party workers in Alwar district's Shahjahapur and alleged that the BJP "killed democracy" in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and Manipur.
India Against Corruption movement, AAP propped by RSS-BJP to bring down UPA govt: Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi cited AAP founder member and civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan's reported claim that the movement was to a large extent supported and propped by the BJP-RSS to bring down the Congress government and get themselves in power.
Outgoing councillors demand greater powers for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Two corporators who have served as mayors of the city including M Goutham Kumar who completed his tenure last week, said that one year was too short for mayors to execute their plans and vision.
Congress presidency row: Only Gandhis can save democracy now, says Robert Vadra's aide
Even as a crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is underway in view of the letter controversy raising demands for a full time act...
View: Vikas Dubey as democracy deficit
In the chain of events that culminated in the killing of Dubey, what was missing was ‘the due process of law’ to establish his culpability and to award him the punishment he richly deserved. And the due process of law matters — in a fundamental, defining sense for a democracy.
Losing faith: In bastion of democracy, worries over US election integrity
The American voting system may be facing its most serious threat in decades -- fueled by baseless presidential rhetoric, record mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic, worry about ageing machines, and accusations of voter suppression.
'Testing times' for Indian democracy, citizens need to introspect on freedom, says Sonia
She alleged that "the present government, it seems, is standing contrary to democratic system, constitutional values and established traditions. These are also testing times for Indian democracy".
View: Advantage Democracy, as Rajasthan rebellion ends in a whimper
There are two larger lessons to be drawn from Rajasthan imbroglio. One, the BJP juggernaut is far from unstoppable; two, leaders are not fabricated to size in the parlours of party leaders in Delhi, but arise from the rough and tumble of politics on the ground.
View: State governments should crack down on hate speech on social media
Earlier, hatemongers had only a limited audience in the form of an assembled crowd or pamphlets. Big media cut out hate speech. Till the 1980s, the big newspapers would avoid using the words ‘Hindu’ or ‘Muslim’ in describing communal riots and only spoke of ‘people of one community’. Reports were checked for veracity and falsehoods eliminated.