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November 17, Forty Years Ago: MISA Amended

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on November 17, Forty Years Ago.

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A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on November 17, Forty Years Ago.

The President issued an ordinance further amending MISA. The amendment provided that the expiry or relocation of a detention order under the act should not mar the making of another detention order against the same order. The amendment also stated that no person, whose detention order had expired or been revoked, could be detained for a period of more than 12 months from the date of the original detention, unless any fresh facts arise. However, if a state government made a declaration that a particular detention was necessary for effectively dealing with the Emergency, it should be deemed to have approved the detention order.

JP in Delhi
An ailing Jayaprakash Narayan arrived in Delhi from Chandigarh. A UNI report datelined Chandigarh quoted JP that he felt better. JP said he suffered from a kidney ailment that would need a prolonged treatment. A few Sarvodaya activists from Delhi and Bihar were allowed to meet him.

Mizos For Peace
About 100 Mizo rebels indicated to the government their desire to come overground, lay down arms and join the mainstream. The rebels were under sustained pressure from the official forces. An accompanying report said the Naga rebel delegation that negotiated with the Centre left for the jungle hideouts to discuss with their leaders details of the agreement they signed with the governor of the northeastern states, L.P. Singh, in Shillong on November 11.

Lisbon March
Thousands of factory workers staged a march in the heart of Lisbon in a demonstration for leftist unity, a report said. Leaders of the Socialist Party, which dominate the ruling coalition, called the demonstration a communist attempt “to destroy Portugese democracy”.