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UN Human Rights chief, Volker Turk worry over restrictions on civic space in India

NEW DELHI, MARCH 5: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, on Monday expressed concern over the increasing restrictions on civic space in India and stressed the need to ensure an open field during the upcoming general elections for the meaningful participation of every citizen of the country. India, in response, said his concerns are unwarranted and do not reflect the reality of the largest democracy in the world. "In any democracy, argumentation is natural. It is imperative that those in positions of authority do not allow their...