'Arrogance and authoritarianism': Congress blasts BJP after US think tank says India is 'partly free'
New Delhi: Hours after the American think-tank Freedom House rated India as "partly free", Congress blasted the BJP saying the only negative influence on the nation is the party's "arrogance and authoritarianism".
The report shared on Twitter said: "India is not rated "Free" in Freedom in the World 2021. Political rights and civil liberties have eroded in India since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014, causing the country to drop from Free to Partly Free in 2020."
The think-tank funded which receives most of its funding from the US government in its report noted that the "Hindu nationalist government and its allies have presided over rising violence and discriminatory policies affecting the Muslim population."
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It further accused the BJP government of pursuing a crackdown on expressions of dissent by the media, academics, civil society groups, and protesters.