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Tharoor on 'Samvidhan Hatya Diwas': 'Emergency wasn't unconstitutional'

Union home minister Amit Shah announced that the government will observe June 25, the day the Emergency was declared in 1975, as 'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas'.

Shashi Tharoor, a senior member of the Indian National Congress, during an interview in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.(Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 09:32 PM IST

'Congress unleashed dark phase': PM Modi on Samvidhan Hatya Diwas

The 18-month long Emergency was proclaimed during the Congress government led by Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 09:33 PM IST

June 25 to be observed as ‘Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas’ to mark Emergency: Amit Shah

He also said the observance of ‘Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas’ will help keep the eternal flame of individual freedom and the defence of the democracy alive in every Indian

A gazette notification issued on Friday by the Union Home Ministry notes that Emergency was declared on June 25, 1975. (Amit Shah | Facebook)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 04:52 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Review: The Scam That Shook a Nation by Prakash Patra and Rasheed Kidwai

An exploration of the Nagarwala scandal of the 1970s when a Delhi branch of the State Bank of India was defrauded of ₹60 lakh

The original FIR in the Nagarwala bank cheating case of 1971 on display at an exhibition on Delhi Police Day at the Parliament street police station in New Delhi on 16 February 1991. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2024 07:39 PM IST
ByShevlin Sebastian

Kissa Kursi Ka, Sarpatta, Yamagola: A look at movies that took on the Emergency

Actor-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut is the latest in the line of filmmakers who have something to say about a “black chapter” in India’s history

Arya and Pasupathy in Sarpatta Parambarai. A number of films made in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil have explored the Emergency and its aftermath — some as recent as Pa Ranjith’s Sarpatta Parambarai (2021), a period sports drama set in 1975, which explores the world of boxing in north Madras in the 1970s.
Published on Jul 01, 2024 04:07 PM IST
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