India a strong and functioning democracy: US

Supporting the rights of the people of India to protest peacefully over corruption, the United States has said that the country is a functioning and a strong democracy.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2012, 22:57 PM IST

Washington: Supporting the rights of the people of India to protest peacefully over corruption, the United States has said that the country is a functioning and a strong democracy.

"The rights of Indians to protest peacefully over corruption or whatever they see fit to protest over, that`s well within their rights and we support that. That`s part of a functioning democracy," the State Department spokesman, Mark Toner said yesterday.
"Indeed, we do view India as a functioning democracy, a strong democracy that has the institutions to look at these kinds of matters internally, domestically and to address them," Toner said.
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