ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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AYODHYA-The Retreat

provide the centre with the alibi of either external aggression or grave internal disturbances or both for enabling it to strike down a state government which is bent upon destroying the nation. Following Indira Gandhi's famous exploits, democratic opinion in the country has continued to look askance at the whole content of the Emergency provisions in the Constitution, and in any case in the present instance Article 352 has not been invoked. The lacuna in the constitutional arrangements nonetheless does not go away.

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