On this date - 25th June, 1975

State of Internal Emergency in India

After freedom, In Indian history the emergency period is considered to be the darkest hour. Emergency was declared by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on 25th June 1975 and it continued for 19 months.

Due to high inflation, poor economical condition entire north India started agitation on 1973.Joy Prakash Narayan started agitation in Bihar towards a change in Bihar as well as against the central government. He got huge support from the common people from every sphere of society. Meanwhile opponent parties started movement against the suspected electoral fraud adopted by Congress to win the 1971 election. In the mean time in June 1975 Allahabad High Court verdict Mrs. Gandhi guilty for using government machinery in the 1971 election. Every thing was going against Mrs. Indira Gandhi. She launched State of Internal Emergency to resume in power.

During emergency there was a total misuse of power. Press was censored, many prominent personalities were booked under MISA. Emergency is one of the most shameful event in independent India

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