Remembering Emergency: From PM Modi to Amit Shah, here’s who said what

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 June 2019, 11:47 AM
Indira Gandhi government imposed national emergency 44 years ago on the intervening night of June 25-26 in 1975, citing civil and political unrest at the time as the reasons
Indira Gandhi government imposed national emergency 44 years ago on the intervening night of June 25-26 in 1975, citing civil and political unrest at the time as the reasons

The emergency is one of the most controversial periods of independent India's history. Indira Gandhi government imposed national emergency 44 years ago on the intervening night of June 25-26 in 1975, citing civil and political unrest at the time as the reasons. There was a clampdown on the media and activists were arrested. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Rajnath Singh, several politicians are tweeting about 44th anniversary of Emergency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India salutes all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted the Emergency. India’s democratic ethos successfully prevailed over an authoritarian mindset.

Rajnath Singh

The declaration of Emergency on June 25, 1975 and the incidents that followed, mark as one of the darkest chapters in India’s history. On this day, we the people of India should always remember the importance of upholding the integrity our institutions and the Constitution.

Amit Shah

Mamata Banerjee

Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country.

First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:47 AM
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