Talk less, work more
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi appealed to workers not to go for industrial action. She asked them to boost production and increase productivity. The Emergency had given them an opportunity to participate in nation-building, the PM told representatives of three trade unions, the INTUC, AITUC and HMS. The report said union representatives pledged support for the government’s initiatives.
Mary Taylor, a British national, and 34 other alleged extremists facing trial were ordered to be released from jail by the additional sessions judge of Jamshedpur, S.D. Singh. The government served deportation orders on Taylor, who, along with others, was arrested by the police allegedly during a combing operation in the Ruam forests near Jaduguda. The court order comes a day after the government banned 26 organisations, including various Naxalite groups, the RSS, Jamaat-e-Islami and Anand Marga.
Article 19 suspended
A report said Article 19 stood suspended. Hence, no detainee could move court for rights guaranteed under Article 19 along with Articles 14, 21 and 22. Article 19 pertains to the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom to assembly without arms, form associations and unions.
The Plebiscite Front of Jammu and Kashmir decided to merge with the National Conference. Party president Afsal Beg said the Plebiscite Front stood for secularism, socialism and democracy.
Ashe wins Wimbledon
In a historic match, Arthur Ashe defeated favourite Jimmy Connors to win the Wimbledon men’s championship. Ashe became the first, and so far only, black man to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title.