India’s score decreased from 71 to 67, with 100 being the ranking for the most free country, and its rank fell from 83 to 88 out of 211 countries.
BREAKING: India is not rated “Free” in Freedom in the World 2021. Political rights and civil liberties have eroded… https://t.co/JNqJ58L8v5
— Freedom House (@freedomhouse) 1614785407000
India fared the best among all its neighbours South Asian region. China was categorised 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, one down from 38 last year. Bangladesh remained static on 39. The USA has also dipped from 94 (2010) to 83 (2020). Sweden, Finland and Norway scored a perfect 100.
The report left many Indians enraged. Some were angry over the biased nature of the report and the fact that it did not consider Jammu and Kashmir to be a part of India. Others were angry as they felt India was becoming ‘less free’ under the current political dispensation.
Look at the distorted Indian map they use! No doubt about their objectives now?Freedom House is it? https://t.co/wiADuSoFzR
— Vasudha (@WordsSlay) 1614846099000
India is a much more free country than before. For the masses have much more freedom today than anytime before. Whi… https://t.co/L1CJ8jvWc9
— Abhinav Prakash (@Abhina_Prakash) 1614840302000
@freedomhouse Definition of Free Country as per Freedom House is that a nation which should remain mere spectator w… https://t.co/rKinkoCIzJ
— പതിനൊന്ന് (@pathinonnu) 1614833794000
@freedomhouse I am an Indian Citizen and professional and have utmost freedom. Your report will be useful only for… https://t.co/KFHrR0wxtp
— Rajeev Sharma (@rajrra) 1614837810000
India is much better off without the pervasive cancel-culture in US, UK, etc.
@Abhina_Prakash In America and UK you would get cancelled for saying anything that doesn’t align with woke ideology… https://t.co/ywQ4MtQIKD
— Gaurav (@kmgav) 1614840823000
‘India needs course-correction’
India has now been declared a ‘partly 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 “partly free” according to Freedom House but hey, what do US based non-profits… https://t.co/tYGnFYxzkt
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) 1614787730000
‘Freedom House is not so free itself’, ‘It is US-govt propaganda arm’
A vast bipartisan imperialist consensus, in fact.Freedom House is a US govt. front used to manufacture consent fo… https://t.co/iekcRwsYNm
— Ruchir Sharma (@ruchirsharma_1) 1614792579000
@freedomhouse 1. Muslims of 200 million strength are the freest in the entire world.2. HR NGOs are being used to i… https://t.co/dIfNfVmPlw
— Max (@symplectic2025) 1614825254000
I just upgraded Freedom House from “irrelevant” to “totally irrelevant”@dhume https://t.co/ybRsoDOBbz
— ϽΓΣⱤẛ∁ (@CholericCleric) 1614819750000
So India is now a “partly free” country because some idiots from a moronic US Based think tanks think so. This is l… https://t.co/pyJRIDggju
— Atul Mishra (@TheAtulMishra) 1614845468000
@freedomhouse You think we Indians care for your bigoted opinion?https://t.co/4ZsD8pngg0
— Poha_Jalebi (@IndoreNagpur) 1614843813000
‘Knee-jerk reactions won’t help’
Sad when globally respected @freedomhouse founded-1941 finds India to be only partly free & Indian Kashmir(their te… https://t.co/yWs1o9Nu2x
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) 1614834862000
Great to see that the privileged Indian elite needs a US-based non profit to believe that India is only ‘partly fre… https://t.co/3dikQxXQx4
— Asmita Bakshi (@asmitabee) 1614845404000
Coterie of self-important people with urge to judge others. Drastic lockdowns, street demos, anti-immigrant/ Islami… https://t.co/8C4kQ0WZ5t
— Kanwal Sibal (@KanwalSibal) 1614796730000
‘Stand for your country irrespective of your political ideology’
See difference between BJP supporters and liberals.Today liberals celebrating “Freedom House” demoting India’s de… https://t.co/GZRH0FzqxN
— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) 1614850600000
I never supported Cong in my life.But 2009 Freedom House report insulted India, I was outraged.I did not care i… https://t.co/RKDv4GFuHq
— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) 1614850798000
India fared better than all its neighbours and most of the Asian countries, including Turkey and Russia.
Score of India & its neighbours in Freedom House index on access to political rights & civil liberties:- India: 6… https://t.co/ytcQW0HH5a
— The Wolfpack🔎 (@TheWolfpackIN) 1614786573000
AAP joined the fray
India under Modi Govt has been downgraded to “Partly Free” in a global report by US think tank Freedom House. https://t.co/qsBaf7Ev00
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) 1614848617000
‘First correct the map, then lecture’
@freedomhouse When you can’t even get the map of India right why should anyone take you seriously?
— SanksP 🇮🇳🏴 (@SanksP) 1614846844000