Some Indian Govt Actions Are Inconsistent With Its Democratic Values: Top US Official
India remains the world’s largest democracy with a strong rule of law but some Indian government actions – including restrictions on freedom of expression – have raised concerns and are inconsistent with the country’s democratic values, a top US official has told lawmakers.
Acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia Dean Thompson’s remarks came during a Congressional hearing on Democracy in the Indo-Pacific on Wednesday at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation.
…. some of the Indian government’s actions have raised concerns that are inconsistent with India’s democratic values,” he said. This includes increasing restrictions on freedom of expression and the detention of human rights activists and journalists, he said….