Though 37 years have passed since the ‘National Emergency’ was declared by the Indira Gandhi government on 25th June 1975, the grim memory of the same haunts even now. Civil liberties were denied, democracy & democratic values given a go by and political and trade union leaders were put in jail without any reason only to continue the regime. The true dark face of the government was exposed.
Yes, the people reacted and within two years, the government was compelled to order general election and the Indira Government faced utter failure at the polls. For the first time India saw a non-congress government, the Janata Government composed of many political parties merged in to one.
35 years have passed after the fall of the emergency. Everybody who cherishes democracy has to be on guard that such excess never happen again.