Emergency imposed on this day in 1975, all human pe
Censorship was imposed on the media. There have been violations of civil liberties. Over a million people have been arrested across the country. It all started with a decision of the High Court in Allahabad. Indeed, on June 12, 1975, Indira Gandhi was sentenced by the High Court. Along with this, he was ousted from his post for six years.
There were 14 other serious allegations against Indira like paying bribes to voters, abusing the machinery of government, etc. Indira did not accept the decision of the Allahabad High Court. He went to the Supreme Court. But on June 24, 1975, the Supreme Court also upheld the High Court’s order, although the Supreme Court allowed Indira Gandhi to remain in the Prime Minister‘s chair.
Further on on June 25, 1975, ‘JP’ raised his voice against Indira and with this protests started across the country until Indira’s resignation. Finally, on June 25, 1975, “emergency” was imposed on the country. Opposition leaders who protested were also sent to prison. In January 1977, the government announced that it would soon organize elections.
The Congress had to face defeat in the elections of March 1977. All the leaders of the opposition had united for the creation of the “Janata Party”. In the 6th lok sabha elections, the Janata party came to power with a huge majority. For the first time after independence, a non-Congress party came to power. Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi themselves lost the Lok Sabha elections.