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Evaluate the Consequences of Declaration of Emergency in 1975. - Political Science

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Evaluate the consequences of declaration of emergency in 1975.

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Consequences of declaring emergency in 1975:

  • Strikes were banned and opposition leaders were put behind bars.
  • Freedom of press was suspended. Newspapers were asked to get prior approval for all material to be published.
  • Protests and strikes and public agitations were also disallowed.
  • The various fundamental rights of citizens stood suspended, including the right of citizens to move the Court for restoring their fundamental rights.
Concept: Emergency - Context, Constitutional and Extra-constitutional Dimensions, Resistance to Emergency
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