India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
- The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India. The world’s biggest democracy slipped 10 places in the 2019 global ranking to 51st place.
- India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.
- The primary cause of the democratic regression was an erosion of civil liberties in the country.