Shanta Kumar said that the entire country was made jail food just for the chair of one leader. One lakh 10 thousand opposition leaders were put in jails. Suspended the constitution and also abolished fundamental rights. Even the right to life given by God and the Constitution was abolished.
Hospice. Himachal Pradesh former chief minister of Shanta Kumar Said that 46 years ago today, the night of June 25, 1975 was the darkest night in the history of independent India. Indira Gandhi at 12 o’clock in the night emergency announced. This has never happened in any civilized democracy around the world. The people of India should always remember the unfortunate and condemnable incident of that black night. He said that nothing had happened in the country at that time. There was no foreign invasion, no earthquake, nor was there any kind of problem within the country. Jai Prakash Narayan The movement against the corruption of the Congress was going on under the leadership of Jayaprakash Narayan gave the slogan of total revolution. On 12 June, the Allahabad High Court, in a decision of an election petition, annulled the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for having won the election through a corrupt means and disqualified her for six years.
Shanta Kumar said that the entire country was made jail food just for the chair of one leader. One lakh 10 thousand opposition leaders were put in jails. Suspended the constitution and also abolished fundamental rights. Even the right to life given by God and the Constitution was abolished. He said when I was MLA. 23 June left for Shimla. The wife Santosh had asked when will you come back – I had answered – tomorrow is the meeting, I will come the day after tomorrow. He did not come for 19 months the day before. On December 28, Tanda was sitting near Santosh in the hospital in the evening. He said now you go and come tomorrow. She left this world at 4 am on 29th December. The day after 23rd June had come after 19 months but the tomorrow of 28th December has not come till today. Will never come again. Shanta Kumar said that I had the privilege of staying in Nahan jail for 19 months. I bow to the democracy guards of that time of the whole country. 90 people died from prison torture. I pay homage to him and remember the comrades of Nahan Jail with whom he had made an ashram. The whole of India should remember this day. And never let such incidents happen in future.
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In fact, the Emergency was the darkest period in Indian history. Indira Gandhi was found guilty by the Allahabad High Court on 12 June 1975 and ousted from office for six years. 14 charges like bribing voters, misuse of government machinery, misappropriation of government resources were proved on Indira Gandhi but habitually Mrs Gandhi ridiculed the judiciary by not accepting them. Raj Narayan had filed the case in Rae Bareli in 1971 after he was defeated at the hands of Indira Gandhi. Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha gave this verdict. The Supreme Court upheld the order till June 24, 1975, but allowed Indira to continue in the prime minister’s chair, which was a must, because that’s what happens in a monarchy. On 25 June 1975, Jayaprakash Narayan called for daily demonstrations across the country till Indira Gandhi resigned. After the President passed the ordinance on 25 June 1975, the government imposed emergency. Emergency was declared in India for a period of 21 months from the midnight of 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977.
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The then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared emergency under Article 352 of the Indian Constitution at the behest of the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This was the most controversial and undemocratic period in the history of independent India. During the Emergency, elections were postponed and civil rights were abolished and arbitrary. As soon as the Emergency was imposed, political opponents were arrested under the Internal Security Act (MISA), including Jayaprakash Narayan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, George Fernandes, Madhu Dandvate, Shanta Kumar Shyamanand Mishra, Chandrashekhar, Ramkrishna Hegde, J. H. Patel, H. D. Deve Gowda, Socialist leaders M. Chandrasekhar, S. Venkataram, B. Ramesh, Michael Fernandez, Lawrence Fernandez, PGR Scindia were also present. Political opponents of Indira Gandhi were imprisoned and the press was banned. A massive male sterilization campaign was carried out under the leadership of the Prime Minister’s son Sanjay Gandhi. Jayaprakash Narayan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Shanta Kumar called it the ‘darkest period in Indian history’.
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