Narendra Modi and political leaders salute people who resisted Emergency

Published: Jun 25, 2019, 13:37 IST | mid-day online desk

Emergency was imposed in India from June 25, 1975, to March 21, 1977

Narendra Modi and political leaders salute people who resisted Emergency
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to all "those greats" who resisted the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1975 and said democracy had prevailed over authoritarianism. "India salutes all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted the Emergency. India's democratic ethos successfully prevailed over an authoritarian mindset," he tweeted.

BJP's working President JP Nadda also took to social media website and tweeted that the Emergency period was a "black blot". "In 1975, on this day, democracy was murdered by the Congress party to remain in power. A grateful nation remembers thousands of unsung heroes from Bharatiya Jan Sangh and RSS, who led the anti-Emergency movement from the front."

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on social media website, Twitter higlighted how it was one of the darkest chapters in the history of the country. "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 of our institutions and the Constitution," he said.

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister also recalled how newspapers were shut and citizens of the country were deprived of their fundamental rights.
"Lakhs of patriots suffered to restablish democracy in the country. I salute all those soldiers," he added in his tweet.

The emergency was imposed in India from June 25, 1975, to March 21, 1977.

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