“Forty-seven years have passed since the Emergency, but the memory of June 25, 1977 sends chills down the spine. Opposition leaders were arrested overnight and the press was censored. People’s democratic rights were snatched away and their Freedom was crushed,” Yadav said in the statement in Hindi.
Emergency was imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi For a period of 21 months from 1975 to 1977, when restrictions were imposed on the fundamental rights of the people.
Attack on Central Government, East Uttar Pradesh The Chief Minister claimed that today the threat of undeclared emergency is looming over the country and the murder of democracy continues even in the nectar period.
“Economic inequality and social injustice are on the rise. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. Intolerance and hatred have destroyed social harmony. Constitutional institutions are being weakened,” he said.
“The voice of farmers and youth is being trampled on. Unemployment is rising and women and girls are facing humiliation,” he said.
Yadav said that those in power have broken all records of abuse of power and the country is standing at a crossroads.
“While there is a commitment to democratic, secular and socialist values on the one hand, there is a dictatorship of monopoly, fascist mentality on the other. There are tendencies obstructing the protection of civil rights in keeping with the basic spirit of the Constitution. And the divisions of society. It has to be stopped to stop,” he said.
Mahatma Gandhi Yadav dreamed of welfare of the last person standing in the queue and this is the only way to strengthen the foundation of the society and the nation, Yadav said, adding that the Samajwadi Party is committed to non-violent methods to save the Constitution. PTI Nav RHL