Nobody’s above the law, but the IT visits to question Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane don’t pass the first smell test. These are creative artists, and not super-rich moguls. The timing is suspect too because they have been critical of Modi government and the prevailing climate of intimidation.
India shouldn’t dismiss its drop from ‘Free’ country to ‘Partly Free’ as Western biases
For India to be downgraded from a ‘Free’ country to a ‘Partly Free’ country by Freedom House should force the world’s largest democracy to course-correct. We can’t glibly dismiss these as Western biases against India or Modi government any longer. India’s democracy is both a strategic and investment calling card.