India drops 10 ranks in Democracy Index

India drops 10 ranks in Democracy Index
  • The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India. The world’s biggest democracy slipped 10 places in the 2019 global ranking to 51st
  • The survey published attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an erosion of civil liberties in the country”.
  • India’s overall score fell from 7.23 to 6.9, on a scale of 0-10, within a year (2018-2019) — the country’s lowest since 2006.
  • A year of democratic setbacks and popular protest, was done by The Economist Intelligence Unit — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group.
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