The year that was — India
The country saw testing times in 2012 — the right to freedom of expression, the right to dignified life and the right to protest have all been tested.
The year began on a rather ominous note with Salman Rushdie being shut out of the Jaipur Literature Festival in January. Keeping an eye on votes in the then ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls, the Congress government ‘betrayed its (India’s) heritage of providing sanctuary to persecuted individuals and ideas’. Photo: PTI