By justifying the Emergency, Mrs Gandhi was challenging the verdict given by the people during the polls and denying the people’s sovereignty. “She is pursuing the same technique which she was following during the Emergency,” Chandrashekhar said.
A habeas corpus petition was filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court on behalf of Begum Nusrat Bhutto, wife of Z.A. Bhutto, former prime minister, against the detention of her husband and 10 of his associates on Saturday under martial law order, Radio Pakistan reported
In a communique issued to explain why he had arrested Bhutto only three days after a Lahore court had let him out of prison on bail citing insufficient evidence to justify his detention, the martial law administrator, Zia ul Haq, said massive evidence had been gathered against Bhutto.