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Thursday, February 25, 2021

1975 Emergency


Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on plea for damages to property forfeited during emergency

January 11, 2021 2:40 pm

The suit has been filed by children of 94-year-old woman Veera Sarin, who recently approached the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional the national emergency imposed by the Congress government in 1975.

From shadow of Emergency, a 94-yr-old who moved Supreme Court

December 16, 2020 2:54 pm

Sitting in her apartment in one of the many blocks with a view that have come up in Dehradun, the 94-year-old remembers a personal journey dotted with the milestones of a century.

SC to see if feasible to examine validity of '75 Emergency

December 15, 2020 4:08 am

A Bench headed by Justice S K Kaul issued notice to the Centre on a plea by a 94-year-old woman who submitted that she and her family were hounded by the authorities during the Emergency, forcing them to leave India.

SC notice to Centre on plea seeking to declare 1975 Emergency as “wholly unconstitutional”

December 14, 2020 2:45 pm

While agreeing to hear the plea, a bench headed by Justice S K Kaul said the apex court would also examine whether it is "feasible or desirable" for it to examine the validity of proclamation of Emergency after a lapse of 45 years.

Mistake to believe what happened in 1975 can never happen again: Badal

June 26, 2020 10:50 am

In a statement on the 45th anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency, the Akali Dal patriarch said the commitment to democracy can “become meaningless without an equally profound commitment to the secular ethos” as enshrined in the Constitution.

When the pillars of democracy were shaken

June 25, 2020 8:14 pm

Indira Gandhi’s Emergency was an assault on the legislature, judiciary and media. It was against the Constitution.

PM Modi: Country will not forget sacrifice of people who fought for democracy during Emergency

June 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared a short clip of one of his "Mann ki Baat" radio address of June 2019 in which he had referred to the Emergency.

Ruler alone is not accountable, everyone who succumbs to authority is no less guilty

June 25, 2020 2:07 pm

Coomi Kapoor writes: The economic consequences are devastating for the print media, one of the few credible sources of news in an age where social media is flooded with fake news and propaganda.

A look back at the fierce life and ideals of Safdar Hashmi

March 15, 2020 9:11 am

Deshpande’s recently released book Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi, encapsulates the life of this talented young man who was killed on the first day of 1989, when he was only 34.

Anger, anguish as Chhattisgarh Congress govt stops Emergency pension

January 30, 2020 12:09 pm

In January 2019, soon after the Congress came to power in the state, the government stopped the payments, after which the beneficiaries moved court. With the case still pending in court, on January 23, the government scrapped the scheme.