Showdown on Twitter: Indians Enraged After US Freedom Watch Downgraded India to “Partially Free” | India News
India’s score dropped from 71 to 67, with 100 being the freest country ranking, and its ranking dropped from 83 to 88 out of 211 countries.
BREAKING: India is not classified as “Free” in Freedom in the World 2021. Political rights and civil liberties have eroded… https://t.co/JNqJ58L8v5
– Freedom House (@freedomhouse) 1614785407000
India fared best among all its neighboring South Asian regions. China was categorized as “not free” with a score of 9 out of 100, a further drop of two points from 2019, when it had 11 points. Pakistan scored 37, down one from 38 last year. Bangladesh remained static at 39. The United States has also fallen from 94 (2010) to 83 (2020). Sweden, Finland and Norway scored 100 perfects.
The report angered many Indians. Some were angered by the biased nature of the report and the fact that it did not consider Jammu and Kashmir to be part of India. Others were angry because they felt that India was becoming “less free” under the current political administration.
Look at the distorted Indian map they use! No doubt about your goals now? Freedom House, right? https://t.co/wiADuSoFzR
– Vasudha (@WordsSlay) 1614846099000
India is a much freer country than before. Because the masses have much more freedom today than before. Whi… https://t.co/L1CJ8jvWc9
– Abhinav Prakash (@Abhina_Prakash) 1614840302000
@freedomhouse The definition of a free country according to Freedom House is that a nation that should remain a mere spectator … https://t.co/rKinkoCIzJ
– Eleven (@pathinonnu) 1614833794000
@freedomhouse I am an Indian citizen and professional and I have maximum freedom. Your report will be useful only for… https://t.co/KFHrR0wxtp
– Rajeev Sharma (@rajrra) 1614837810000
India is much better off without the widespread cancellation culture in the US, UK, etc.
@Abhina_Prakash In the United States and the United Kingdom they would cancel you for saying something that does not align with the ideology of awakening… https://t.co/ywQ4MtQIKD
– Gaurav (@kmgav) 1614840823000
‘India needs heading correction’
India has now been declared a ‘partially free’ country globally. Ab azaadi ka naara lga len? Ya thoda aur barbaad hona hai?
– Safoora Zargar (@SafooraZargar) 1614788274000
India’s democracy under siege, only “partially free” according to Freedom House, but hey, what are US-based nonprofits doing … https://t.co/tYGnFYxzkt
– Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) 1614787730000
‘Freedom House is not that free in itself’, ‘It is the propaganda arm of the US government.’
A vast bipartisan imperialist consensus, indeed. Freedom House is a United States government. front used to fabricate consent for… https://t.co/iekcRwsYNm
– Ruchir Sharma (@ ruchirsharma_1) 1614792579000
@freedomhouse 1. The Muslims of 200 million people are the freest in the entire world. HR NGOs are being used to i… https://t.co/dIfNfVmPlw
– Max (@ symplectic2025) 1614825254000
I just updated Freedom House from “irrelevant” to “totally irrelevant” @dhume https://t.co/ybRsoDOBbz
– ϽΓΣⱤẛ∁ (@CholericCleric) 1614819750000
So India is now a “partially free” country because some idiots in a US-based think tank think so. It’s me … https://t.co/pyJRIDggju
– Atul Mishra (@TheAtulMishra) 1614845468000
@freedomhouse Do you think we Indians care about your intolerant opinion? https: //t.co/4ZsD8pngg0
– Poha_Jalebi (@IndoreNagpur) 1614843813000
‘Sudden reactions won’t help’
Sad when @freedomhouse, world respected, founded in 1941, finds that India is only partially free and Indian Kashmir (its te… https://t.co/yWs1o9Nu2x
– Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) 1614834862000
Good to see insider Indian elite need a US based non-profit organization to believe that India is only ‘partially free … https://t.co/3dikQxXQx4
– Asmita Bakshi (@asmitabee) 1614845404000
Hypocrisy a lot?
Coterie of conceited people wanting to judge others. Drastic closures, street demonstrations, anti-immigrant / Islami… https://t.co/8C4kQ0WZ5t
– Kanwal Sibal (@KanwalSibal) 1614796730000
‘Defend your country regardless of your political ideology’
See the difference between BJP supporters and liberals. Today’s liberals celebrate the “House of Liberty” by degrading that of India … https://t.co/GZRH0FzqxN
– Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) 1614850600000
I never supported Cong in my life, but the 2009 Freedom House report insulted India, I was outraged. I didn’t care … https://t.co/RKDv4GFuHq
– Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) 1614850798000
India outperformed all of its neighbors and most Asian countries, including Turkey and Russia.
Score of India and its neighbors in the Freedom House index on access to political rights and civil liberties: – India: 6… https://t.co/ytcQW0HH5a
– The wolf pack🔎 (@TheWolfpackIN) 1614786573000
AAP joined the fray
India under Modi’s government has been downgraded to “Partially Free” in a global report by the US think tank Freedom House. https://t.co/qsBaf7Ev00
– AAP (@AamAadmiParty) 1614848617000
‘First correct the map, then give a lecture’
@freedomhouse When you can’t even understand the map of India well, why should anyone take you seriously?
– SanksP 🇮🇳🏴 (@SanksP) 1614846844000