(Part 2) India’s internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism

This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most.

June 26, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

(Part 2) India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism

(Part 2) India's internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianismNewsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about India's 19-month internal emergency which was imposed on June 25 1975. This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most. The government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was eventually voted out in 1977 but much of the legacy of those years continues to this day, both in positive and negative ways.

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Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about India’s 19-month internal emergency which was imposed on June 25 1975. This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most. The government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was eventually voted out in 1977 but much of the legacy of those years continues to this day, both in positive and negative ways.

 

Watch part 1 here.

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