#Democracy

4 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The European Union and Britain also condemned the sentence terms handed out to activists. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • China on Friday sentenced several activists for taking part in protests
  • The protests have been going on since 2019
  • Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 14 months

3 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
In a video interaction with former US Secretary of State Nicholas Burns, Congress leader Gandhi shared insights of his plan if he becomes the prime minister of India. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Rahul Gandhi was in conversation with former US Secretary of State Nicholas Burns
  • He would work towards changing the idea of growth-centric to job-centric
  • He also talked about required changes in the electoral process of the country

2 April.Karimganj, Assam, India
“It will be highly fatal for India’s democracy if the Election Commission doesn’t wake up now and remain’s complicit,” said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Congress responded to EVM incident occured in Assam
  • An EVM was found in a BJP candidate's car in Karimganj, Assam on Thursday
  • The EC suspended four poll officials and ordered a repoll at the booth

30 March
China's ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed the ruling Communist Party's latest move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the territory's leaders. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The "reforms" unveiled on Tuesday are the most dramatic overhaul of Hong Kong's political system
  • China's decision to overhaul Hong Kong's already limited election system is the latest measure aimed at opposition
  • The new reforms expand the legislature's seats to 90, in which, only 20 will be directly elected

20 March.Sonipat, Haryana, India
In a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as professor Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from the Ashoka University. (Photo credit: ANI Twitter)

  • Two professors resigned from the Ashoka University this week
  • They cited 'political pressure' as the reason 
  • "The reality is that professor Mehta is a thorn in the side of the establishment," said Rajan

18 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The voting rights bill has been a reason for a non-partisan legislature after the 2020 elections in US (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The 'For the People Act' passed in the House of Representatives
  • A filibuster vote is likely to block the path of the voting rights bill
  • The legislature intends to eliminate voting restrictions for the people of US

17 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Vice President Kamala Harris made the remarks in her first address to the UN as the V-P. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kamala Harris voiced concern over the decline of democracy and freedom across the globe
  • "For 15 consecutive years, we have seen a troubling decline in freedom around the globe," she said
  • "Status of democracy also depends fundamentally on the empowerment of women," she said

17 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held an online interaction with Professor Ashutosh Varshney of the Brown University in the US. (PTI Photo)

  • Sweden's V-Dem Institute recently downgraded India to "electoral autocracy" in its democracy report 
  • The US government-funded Freedom House NGO downgraded India from 'free' to 'partly free'
  • Rahul Gandhi said the "situation is much worse than they have imagined"

13 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday urged members of the House not to do or say anything that could damage India's image. (PTI File Photo)

  • Naidu said that "discuss, debate and decide" is the mantra of democracy and members should not resort to disruption
  • While free writing and expression are allowed in a democracy, members "shouldn't cause disaffection in society": Naidu
  • Naidu called upon members not to cause disruption citing rules

12 March.Brussels, Belgium
Hong Kong witnessed huge pro-democracy protests last year (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • EU warned against possible "additional steps"
  • The alliance has previously discussed the posibility of sanctions
  • European foreign affairs officials decided to increase collaboration to condemn China's actions