Supreme Court agrees to examine petition of a 94-year-old widow seeking to declare 1975 Emergency as unconstitutional
"We are having difficulty. Emergency is something which should not have happened," the Supreme court observed while hearing the plea.
94-year-old widow moves Supreme Court seeking for declaration of Emergency as unconstitutional; demands Rs 25 crores as compensation
She alleges that the issues of the Emergency still resonates in her mind and she wants to peace by getting it declared as illegal
The Rowlatt Act saw its resurgence in 1971 when Indira Gandhi passed the contentious Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA).
Congress Government in Chattisgarh cancels pension for those jailed during emergency under draconian MISA, says they were not victims
Congress-led Chattisgarh government scrapped the scheme meant to pay those who were detained during the emergency.
Congress govt in Rajasthan stops the pension for MISA prisoners, says they were ‘rule breakers’ not freedom fighters
In January, Congress in Madhya Pradesh had also suspended the MISA pension but was forced to withdraw its decision after it led to an uproar in the state.
Every anniversary of Emergency in India (June 25, 1975) and worn-out clichés on muzzling media, despotic Indira, state repression and the complicity of judiciary begin to do rounds.