“The country is passing through difficult times…A state of undeclared emergency exists in the country. The only difference between this emergency and the one imposed four decades earlier is that it was visible and we fought it then..,” Yadav said.
Prasad said he was making “earnest efforts” to bring BSP chief Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav together at an August 27 rally being organised here by the RJD.
However, it is “necessary to remind the real horrors of Emergency” to those who “may not be able to connect with the draconian period”.
A person in distress will need to call only 112, which will direct the call to concerned departments immediately for help.
President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government adopted state of emergency legislation following the November 13 Islamist militant attacks.
As JP’s invisible presence looms large over the Bihar election, there is an attempt by all parties to claim his legacy.
Criticising former PM Indira Gandhi for imposing the Emergency, Narendra Modi said something good emerges even from a bad and the struggle that ensued during that period helped strengthen democracy.
A spokesman of the Transport Department said the facility will be implemented from Friday, the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
As many as 14 presses used to print the objectionable material were confiscated by state governments.
The Haryana government claimed that there were at least 90,000 people in different jails during the Emergency of which 2,000 were from Haryana.
The US Senate voted to let the Pentagon build a naval base and support facility at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Contrary to current narratives, the process didn’t begin with the Emergency
I am sorry to say that as a Congressman who once fought for the freedom of this country and who courted arrest and suffered so much, I had been treated in this way.
Salman Khurshid said there was no need of going back into history as the government of the time did what it felt was necessary.
It was U R Ananthamurthy, the Kannada intellectual, who prodded Perry in 1978 to collect the protest writings of the Emergency before they were lost.