RSS is not the culprit : Shahi Imam
Updated: Nov 19
आर एस एस क़ातिल नहीं है , क़ातिल तुम हो.
हमने एक जालिम सरकार का तख्ता पलट दिया है
जनता पार्टी विजय रैली (1977)
Emergency is known as the darkest era of Indian democracy when Mrs. Indira Gandhi ruled India in her own style. (1975-77).
Abdullah Bukhari (1922–2009) was the 12th Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Delhi. He was one of the strong voices that opposed the Emergency in 1975. He protested when Muslims were asked to undergo 'nasbandi' (vasectomy) and some other matters.
The Emergency -
On 25 June 1975 Emergency was declared based on the rationale that there were imminent internal and external threats to India.
Using extraordinary powers Mrs Gandhi ran the system in her own way. Her son Sanjay gandhi became very powerful. 20-Sootriya Karykram and 5-Sootriya Karykram launched. The most controversial Sterilization move initiated by him. On 18 January 1977, Mrs Gandhi called fresh elections for March and released all political prisoners, though the Emergency officially ended on 23 March 1977.
A Coalition of different opposition parties formed the Janata Party and in the Lok Sabha elections, held in March, Mrs Gandhi and Sanjay both lost their Lok Sabha seats, as did all the Congress candidates in northern states such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Morarji Desai became Prime minister. Later the Janata government couldn't survive because of internal differences and Mrs Gandhi returned in power with the changed Party symbol "panja'' of Congress(I) in January 1980.
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