On her birth centenary, it is important to remember the dark period of constitutional history she presided over.
Besides the chairman, the commission will consist of two other members, but they will be appointed in consultation with Justice Khanna after he formally assumes office.
This step will be necessary if she refuses to honour any summons that the Shah Commission is forced to issue, he added while addressing a public meeting in Bombay.
In separate letters to the Commission, the former defence minister and the former additional private secretary to Mrs Gandhi, said they feel no useful purpose will be served by their presence at the hearings.
Indira Gandhi was also a hero who became a villain when, for the one and only time in the history of independent India, she established a constitutional dictatorship.
The people should never let any government forget that nearly 22 per cent of India’s population is still poor and they also have the right to a life of dignity — a truth that Indira Gandhi had acknowledged and defended in her lifetime.
“She would take action on letters received from people, which shows that she was personally and instinctively committed to the cause of the environment,” said Jairam Ramesh.
“What is happening in the country under leadership of present prime minister? Communalism and casteism have increased. Hatred is spreading. Gandhi always fought for peace.” Adhir Chowdhury said
On Indira Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary, many took to Twitter to pay their tributes and share anecdotes and photos of India’s first and only female prime minister.
A photo exhibition has been organised to mark her Indira Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. The only lady to serve as the prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi, was born in 1917 to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.
The Shah Commission was officially stated that in the absence of any such intimation for which no time limit has been fixed by the commission, it is presumed that Mrs Gandhi will present herself for examination
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Kishan Chand himself deposed that Indira Gandhi was present at the meeting, held at her house, when the orders were given to disconnect the electric supply to all newspapers in Delhi.
Romesh Thapar, editor of Seminar, the magazine forced to close down during the Emergency, was critical of the government’s brutal application of censorship when he appeared before the Shah Commission, but also lambasted journalists for not standing up for press freedom the Emergency.