Today is the 44th anniversary of the Emergency. The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency on the midnight of 25th of June in 1975. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India salutes all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted the emergency. He said, the country’s democratic ethos successfully prevailed over an authoritarian mindset.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, the declaration of emergency and the incidents that followed, mark as one of the darkest chapters in India’s history. He said, on this day, people of the country should always remember the importance of upholding the integrity of our institutions and the Constitution.