Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|On This Day: Turning Point in India|| |
| Turning Point in Indian History|
It was on this day in 1975 that the Allahabad High Court found Indira
Gandhi guilty of corruption (link to BBC story).
The judgement was to prove a turning point in modern history of India, as Indira did not
accept the judgment kindly. She rejected the justice system, suspended the
constitution, assumed dictatorial powers, and imposed press censorship. The
subsequent years saw dilution of democratic opposition (they were all jailed),
abuse of power by those who had access to Indira Gandhi, violent mixing of caste
and religion in India's politics and increased use of military to maintain
civilian law or order.
People opposed to Indira were harassed, and those who praised her were rewarded with Government grants and contracts. This is how the sycophant nation of India was born.
What I Really Think of Indira Gandhi
Speaking of Indira Gandhi
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, June 13, 2004|
Last Modified: 6/13/2004 11:34:28 AM
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