Modi Tightens Grip on India’s Democracy, Wielding the Judiciary

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The last time an Indian leader held so much power — in the 1970s, when the country slid into outright dictatorship under Indira Gandhi — it was the courts that proved the final speed bump, issuing decisions that aimed to claw back some fundamental constitutional rights.

Now, as the current prime minister, Narendra Modi, tightens his grip on India’s democratic pillars with elections…


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