Freedom House, a US based organization, in its annual report downgraded India from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’ country. House claimed that the minorities are being persecuted, their voices stifled and rights snatched.
Recently, Bombay High court granted bail to Areeb Majeed, an ISIS recruit, in an unprecedented move. Even though the merit of judgement could be debated, it is a glowing example of how liberal the governance in India is.
Ironically, United Kingdom, a free nation in the eyes of Freedom house, does not even allow ISIS recruit, Shamima Begum, to return. UK even refuses to restore the citizenship to the infamous ‘ISIS bride’.
So which country is free ? UK or India?