#43yearsofEmergency: Here are some interesting facts about the event
It has been 43 years since the day when Indian politics witnessed one of the darkest phases when the strongest Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared an emergency across the country. We have heard it from our parents describing it as the worst 2 years of India since the British left. Memories of Emergency are still refreshed in the minds of people who have witnessed it. When black and white clips in the news channels showing people protesting on roads, apparently asking for their rights to be restored. ‘The Emergency’ spanning for 21 months came in to effect from June 25, 1975, and lasted until March 21, 1977. It was officially announced by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352(1) of the constitution for ‘internal disturbance’.
What exactly Emergency means?