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Context: According to the latest report of the V-Dem Institute on the state of democracy globally, India has figured in the top 10 autocratising countries of the world along with El Salvador, Turkey and Hungary, with projections ominously indicating that there will be a further decline in democracy in the country.
About the report
The V-Dem report classifies countries into four regime types based on their score in the Liberal Democratic Index (LDI):
What is the report’s methodology?
The Liberal Democratic Index (LDI)
The LDI captures both liberal and electoral aspects of a democracy based on 71 indicators that make up the:
In addition, the LDI also uses:
Highlights of the report
What does the report say about India?
The report notes that India is part of a broader global trend of an anti-plural political party driving a country’s Autocratisation.
Concerns raised by the report
Note: The west uses every nook and corner to bully India in all walks of life. This report is an evidence. It ranks India as more autocratic than Pakistan (where democracy is a namesake joke). Credibility of such reports are definitely questionable. But we as an aspirant have to take cognisance of such reports (but not very seriously).
By: Shubham Tiwari ProfileResourcesReport error
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