Democracy, first and foremost.

An organisational statement by Apar Gupta, Executive Director

IFF has over the past 8 months worked substantially to raise civic awareness and institutional engagement on digital rights. With the election results coming in there are celebrations but also anxiety as to the strength of a mandate that can pose a challenge to individual liberties --- freedoms which increasingly interact and are determined by digital tools and technologies. We congratulate the results of this festival of democracy, which by no means was perfect but requires to be respected. We look forward to the next term of the central government which can advance digital rights as a priority.

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