“Freedom in the World 2021: Democracy under Siege” report 

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  • March 4, 2021
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“Freedom in the World 2021: Democracy under Siege” report 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Fundamental rights

In news

  • “Freedom in the World 2021: Democracy under Siege” report was recently released.
  • Released by: U.S. think tank, Freedom House
  • It has classified India as ‘partly free’.

Key takeaways

  • India’s score was 67 
  • Last year, its score was 71/100 (free category ) 
  • According to the report, the Indian government and its State-level allies continued to crack down on critics during the year.
  • The report also highlighted that many outfits encouraged the scapegoating of Muslims, who were disproportionately blamed for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  • The U.S. dropped three points over one year, down to 83/100.
  • China, classified as ‘not free’, dropped a point from last year going down to 9/100.

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