1975 Emergency: The Darkest Period Of Indian Democracy
25, Jun 2020, 5:10 PM
On this day in 1975, Emergency was declared in India. It refers to a 21 month period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared across the country. Officially issued by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352 of the Constitution because of the prevailing "internal disturbance", the Emergency was in effect from 25 June 1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977.