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header1 Issues of concern

  • The political rights of India’s Muslims are threatened, and marginalized segments of the population face obstacles to full political representation.
  • The government continues to harass journalists and impose frequent internet shutdowns, while social media companies face broad obligations to restrict online content at the request of authorities, and to undermine end-to-end encryption.
  • Human rights and some advocacy groups face threats, legal harassment, excessive police force, and occasionally lethal violence.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    66 100 partly free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    50 100 partly free