Mrs Ghandi’s State of Emergency

“We now know that if a protest against the imposition of an authoritarian regime is to have any effect, that protest must be made within the first week. But we were in a state of shock. Our institutions had been taken over in a very professional manner. We were paralysed. The temptation to wait and see what would happen was irresistible”

– Ramesh Thapar, editor of ‘Semmar’, a monthly magazine for Indian intellectuals, speaking of Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s State of Emergency; reported in National Times 17/2/1978

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