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" EMERGENCY" is the common term used in India for the politically charged period between June 1975 to March 1977 when the government of then PM Indira Gandhi assumed extraordinary judicial powers to reign in any regime opponents.

Usage

Lokesh about his friend Puneet:
"Puneet was born during emergency soon after his father was released from jail. Maybe that's why he looks so much like his neighbour."
Added 2011-08-16 by Impolitika

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

indira gandhi