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Remembering Emergency

Coercion and Surveillance as Bases of the State

Remembering Emergency

June is the month to remember the “emergency” for lessons that we never learned. Of late, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in the forefront of memorialising it while the Congress party usually feigns amnesia on this count. But as a society and as a democracy, we refuse to go beyond the partisan and avoid addressing the foundational issues posed by that episode.

June is the month to remember the “emergency” for lessons that we never learned. Of late, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in the forefront of memorialising it while the Congress party usually feigns amnesia on this count. But as a society and as a democracy, we refuse to go beyond the partisan and avoid addressing the foundational issues posed by that episode.

Three Memorable Lessons

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Updated On : 25th Jun, 2021

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