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Multiple narratives exist for why Indira Gandhi lifted the Emergency

N K Seshan, Dhar, and my father got the impression that, from about September 1976 onwards, Indira Gandhi was beginning to get disillusioned with the Emergency, and was implementing measures to re-take power away from her younger son, Sanjay Gandhi.

September 22, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Emergency Panels

Having extended the life of the Shah Commission of Inquiry for another three months till the end of the year, the government had suggested that the state authorities should submit their reports within this period directly to the Commission.

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If declared now, Emergency will fail because of technology: Arun Jaitley

The worst, he added, that can happen to free speech is “if a doubt in a mind of a reader or a viewer is created with regards to the integrity of the news or the opinion”.

Worse than Emergency

The latest arrests represent a new and extremely dangerous phase in the steady erosion of civil liberties, fundamental rights and indeed democracy in India.

Had Emergency in mind when I ruled on SC/ST Act: Justice AK Goel

Justice AK Goel expressed anguish over India being ranked No. 62 in a ‘Rule of Law Index’ compiled by an American NGO. “My dream is that we become No. 1,” he said.

Ambedkar’s warning

Emergency has been rightly decried in recent weeks. But Babasaheb’s advice to a young republic on dictatorship must be heeded in post-2014 India.

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The Urdu Press: Emergency 1.0

The daily Munsif, in its editorial on June 27, notes: “The Emergency was undoubtedly a black chapter in the country's history, which no Indian can forget. It was imposed on June 26, 1975 to serve the political objectives of Congress Party and Indira Gandhi..."

Out of my mind: Cross dressing

The Opposition has the one-item agenda of hating Modi. As in 1971, when the cry of the Old Congress was ‘Indira Hatao’, now it is ‘Modi Hatao’. Then Indira Gandhi said ‘Garibi Hatao’ ,and Modi’s refrain of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is on similar lines.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar says govt will include 'whole story' of Emergency in school textbooks

Speaking to the media on the 43rd anniversary of the 1975 Emergency, Javadekar added this will help students understand why the period of Emergency was considered to be the second freedom struggle.

Emergency Day

When repressive laws were oppressively implemented, and the people looked in vain to the courts

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Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan on 113th birth anniversary, here are some rare photos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113 birth anniversary.

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Vajpayee’s detractors said he had the backbone of a jellyfish, but I think that’s an unkind remark: Coomi Kapoor

How and why was Vajpayee able to win allies and the Opposition alike? What was like to work with Vajpayee, the prime minister? What was his dream for the Indian subcontinent? Coomi Kapoor discuss all of this and more.

Kanhaiya's arrest similar to emergency situation: JNUTA President

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) on Sunday said the arrest of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar from the campus is similar to that of emergency. President of JNUTA, Ajay Patnaik said that the university has always opposed every kind of unconstitutional activity inside the campus. He further said that the institution provides space for debate and discussion and does not attend any kind of hooliganism.

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Had Indira Gandhi not listened to Siddhartha Shankar Ray the emergency would not have happened

In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority. Full report: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/mrs-gandhi-paid-for-emergency-if-bad-things-had-not-happened-she-would-never-have-lost-the-elections/

I hold three people responsible for making Sanjay Gandhi the unconstitutional authority: R K Dhawan

In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority

EXPLAINED | The Emergency and the significance of June 12

June 12 marks the fourtieth anniversary of the Raj Narain verdict which was the immediate trigger for the declaration of the Emergency 13 days later. The Indian Express consulting editor Coomi Kapoor, whose book on the period is set for release, explains the importance of this day.

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