Emergency's 49th Anniversary: What Was India's 1975 Emergency?

2024 • 3min • National • Politics • History


On June 25th, on the 49th anniversary of the 1975 Emergency, the BJP announced it will launch a nationwide programme to 'expose' the Congress's authoritarianism and disregard for the Constitution. The Emergency imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was one of the darkest chapters in India's post-independence history. It was the first instance when freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution were suspended. News9 Plus decodes what India 1975 Emergency was