43rd anniversary of the 1975 Indian emergency

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As the Indian emergency of 1975 marks its 43rd anniversary today, it would be worthwhile to reflect on the far reaching repercussions this political event had on the social and overall health of the country. Dating back to the period of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s leadership, India reeled under months of restraint and curbed freedom in the 21 month long ‘controversy’ that had threatened to throw the country’s democratic setup out of gear. The ‘darkest phase of independent India’, as it is often referred to, continues to plague any discussion pertaining to the social and political conditions of this country to this day.

Let’s check out different prominent personalities’ reaction on this emergency anniversary expressed in their tweets.

SUSHMA SWARAJ, MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

ARUN JAITLEY, FINANCE MINISTER

RAMACHANDRA GUHA, HISTORIAN

SANDEEP GHOSH, DIRECTOR NISM

PRATAP BHANU MEHTA, CENTRE POLICY RESEARCH PRESIDENT

BIPIN KUMAR SINGH, JOURNALIST

MANAK GUPTA, MEDIA PERSON


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