“Never forget about the Dark Days of Emergency. Between 1975 and 1977, institutions were systematically destroyed. We must undertake to make every effort to strengthen India’s democratic spirit and to comply with the values enshrined in our Constitution.”
“This is how Congress pitched our ethos of democracy. It was a link from BJP to Instagram post that listed various things apparently forbidded during the Emergency,” he says.
“We remember all the great men who resisted and protected Indian democracy.” The pictures which started with the graphic saying: “Indira Gandhi’s Emergency in 1975.
In India’s democracy an unbelievable phase.” Six photographs were taken and asked one question:
“Can you think this has been banned? 46 years ago, on this day, Premier Indira Gandhi imposed an emergency on her for 6 years after the Allahabad Higher Court had found her guilty of electoral misconduct.
During the period that lasted until 1977, constitutional rights and civil liberties were suspended, the media was severely restricted, and many opposition leaders were imprisoned.
The BJP frequently observes the anniversary of the Emergency as a “Black Day” and routinely attacks the Congress on the contentious years, particularly when confronted with similar accusations of stifling free speech and the right to dissent.
The Emergency was described in March by Indira Gandhi’s grandson and former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi as ‘a mistake’ and as ‘a wrong.’ “That was an error, I believe.
.That’s definitely an error. And so said my grandmother. (but) at no point was the Congress trying to capture the institutional framework of India… frankly it has no capacity whatsoever, “He told me.