India retains ‘partially free’ status for second year in Freedom House’s 2022 report
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
The report from the US-based NGO attributed BJP government’s ‘discriminatory policies’ and persecution of Muslims for India’s standing in the report.
India was called a “partially free” country for the second year in a row in the 2022 report by the United States non-governmental organisation, Freedom House. India’s was 66th on the “Freedom of the World” rankings – a notch higher from last year’s 67.
For the second consecutive year, India drops on freedom score
The Hindu / by Parvathi Benu
The main pointers for the lower rankings include – politicians and journalists surveillance, activist Stan Swamy’s death, and the Lakshmipur Kheri incidents.
India, for the second consecutive year, continues to not completely free country, according to the findings in the Freedom of the World report.
Read full report: Freeedom in The World 2022: The Global Expansion of Authoritarian Rule