Indira Gandhi


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Operation Bluestar, Indira Gandhi, Congress, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

1984 and the November Sikh riots in pictures - Why this remains an unhealed wound

Thousands were killed as the administration watched. Eleven inquiry panels and 34 years later, the wait for justice continues.


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Khalistan, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Why Rahul Gandhi cannot peg the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Hindus, RSS or the BJP

The Congress couldn't pin the killings of thousands of innocents on anyone back then and it surely cannot blame anyone else in 2018.


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Khalistani movement, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indira Gandhi, 1984 Anti Sikh Pogrom

Instead of dodging 1984, Congress should acknowledge the past

Several Congress leaders were repeatedly named in allegations about the anti-Sikh crimes of 1984. Denials by Rahul Gandhi won't take that away.


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Pn haksar, Jairam Ramesh, Emergency, Indira Gandhi

'If Narendra Modi is serious, he should allow a no confidence motion': Jairam Ramesh

Congress MP in conversation with Srijana Mitra Das about PN Haksar, Indira Gandhi, the Monsoon Session — and Shashi Tharoor.


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Balasaheb deoras, RSS, Indira Gandhi, Emergency

The RSS led the fight against Emergency - Just look up its archival history

An impression has been sought to be created that Balasaheb Deoras asked Indira Gandhi for clemency.


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George Fernandes, Emergency excesses, Emergency, Indira Gandhi

Why Emergency remains India's darkest period

Our feudal attitude ensures that we continue to treat our public representatives with exaggerated respect instead of holding them to account.


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US, Janata party government, Indira Gandhi, Emergency

The Emergency - Turning point for Nehruvian 'non-aligned' India

Mrs Gandhi's imposition of dictatorial rule wasn't only influenced by domestic politics, but foreign dynamics, shaped by players from Castro to Carter.


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Lynching, Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Emergency

BJP, hold your Emergency outrage, please

Modi government's own track record is not much better than Indira Gandhi's 1975 imposition.


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Modi government, Indira Gandhi, Constitutional rights, Emergency

Why lampooning Indira Gandhi and Emergency is not enough to uphold democracy

While remembering the dark days of 1975, we must make sure that nobody can impose Emergency-like restrictions on us. Not today, not ever.


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BJP, Congress, Indira Gandhi, Emergency

Here's why Emergency won't ever happen again

The anniversary should not be an opportunity for BJP to score political points over Congress, but reflect within.