"The Partition was British guilt. The Emergency is ours"
The proclamation of Internal Emergency by Indira Gandhi on June 26, 1975 was arguably the most fateful event during the first half century of India's democracy. Had "Indian democracy" already broken down before Indira Gandhi suspended it? Second, did she proclaim it to save India or the polity or her self or Sanjay Gandhi? Third, what light does that event throw on the soundness of Indian politics, politicians, legal system and laws? Fourth, did the unchallenged leadership of Indira Gandhi gave her an exaggerated sense of power?
We at Uttar Pradesh Model United Nations take you back at the culmination of those controversial times when In a major turn of events, the ruling Congress lost control of India for the first time in independent India in the Indian general election, 1977. The election which came after the end of Emergency which had effectively suspended democracy, suppressed the opposition, and took control of the media with authoritarian measures, witnessed a huge loss for the Congress.
In a joint session of the Indian Parliament become a part of the historic session which will be intensively debating upon the 'Violation of Human Rights during the Emergency of 1975'. It has been said time and again that nothing substantial has been done that gives the citizens of India the assurance that civil liberties will not be suspended or destroyed again. We at Uttar Pradesh Model United Nations recognize this need and hope to see all the political enthusiasts revisit the dark chapter of the democracy of India and understand the intensity of its repercussions.
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