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The global tarnishing

Global country rankings that various institutions publish also suggest that Narendra Modi's "impressive performance" may be hard to spot

Kanika Datta 

Kanika Datta

'Tarnishing the image of the country’ has become the new buzz-phrase applied to citizens who may express their concerns about India’s current social and political trajectory. A subsidiary offence associated with this exercise is to “undermine the impressive performance of the prime minister”.

Or so a recently withdrawn sedition petition would have us believe. The problem gallant defenders of the prime ministerial faith may face is that, right now, it is the international institutions that are doing the so-called undermining and tarnishing. Immediately before ...

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First Published: Wed, October 16 2019. 23:08 IST
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