PM Modi tweets on 44th anniversary of Emergency in India

PM Modi tweets on 44th anniversary of Emergency in India

Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared Emergency across the country on June 25, 1975 which lasted for two years. Remembering the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the state of affairs India saw back then.

Remembering the Emergency era,Opposition leader and Chief Minister of Bengal Mamata Banerjee said the country has been witnessing a 'Super Emergency' for the past five years, alluding to the BJP's rule at the centre.

PM Narendra Modi shared a clip of newspaper headlines, protests and clashes on 25 June 1975 when late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared an emergency. He wrote, "India salutes all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted the Emergency. India's democratic ethos successfully prevailed over an authoritarian mindset."

Mamata Banerjee, tweeted "Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a 'Super Emergency'. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country".

On June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi's government declared a National Emergency, thereby snatching away most of the Constitutional rights of citizens. Newspapers were banned from printing anything against the government, Opposition leaders were put behind the bars in bulk including LK Advani, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Jai Prakash Narayan and many others.

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