Shashi Tharoor

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Interactive map: Chilling effect on Freedom of Press in India

Press freedoms in India are severely eroded. In 2020, India’s press freedom rank dropped to 142 out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index. There are increasing instances of hate and threats directed at journalists, police and the law being used to punish journalists reporting stories that challenge the powerful. Police often detain, book or …

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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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