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Democratic Dictators v/s Dictator for 21 months this June 1975.

Updated on February 20, 2013
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A qualified Textile Post Diploma Graduate and Ex.M D of a Textile Mill.

Remembering JUNE 1975.

I was in the middle of a huge labour trouble in a textile mill and to my misfortune the mill was under govt of India undertaking with bureaucratic management.It was my fortune indeed that Emergency was declared and all my labour trouble was over by over night.

Dharna,Go Slow,Protest March,Slogan Shouting,Hunger strike,Hartal,Bandh,Effigy Burning,Partial Strike,Total Strike,Section Strike,Tools Down Strike,Black Bands,Non Co Operation,Use of unparlimentary language in work place,lighting strike,Stone throwing on officers vehicals and even murders inside the factories were all gone overnight.Many of the union leaders were in jails or lock ups.Shiv Sena took a break.

All News Papers were on their hands and knees during the period.Few were bold but that was only in refusing to print govt wanted information.Politiciens out side the Jail were shouting in the dark that democracy is dead.For 21 months there was no shouting.The reason for lifting the emergency is best known to the departed Iron Lady Smt.Indira Gandhi.

The country was peaceful industry worked normal and people were even afraid to jump the ques anywhere.Crime rate was down the country was under dictatorship as they call.Who were the people that were against this emergency,they all grow beards in the jail as a protest,may be they were not given hot water,soap,brush and blade as they wanted.No sooner the emergency was lifted it was a non congress party that came to power.

Everything now is normal.

There are all kinds of Protest March disturbing traffic and normal work.AirIndia goes on strike.Bank employees go on strike,Elected politicians walk out in protest,even in Jail there is strike.Few more have been born as Moists with Guns and Bombs,new type of terrorists are coming from our friendly neighbourer.Crime is also having its hay day with the support from its sources in power,Bride Burning,Rape and other new crimes have surfaced.Women are wearing gold plated Jewalary and keeping the Gold in Bank Lockers.ATM machines are lifted from its foundation bolts and carried away in few minutes.Trains get derailed,planes get delayed and no reason given in time as to what the passengers must do.

Everything is normal and under control.


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      S K G Rao. 6 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

      People are getting restless they say but people them self are corrupt.

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      soumyasrajan 7 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hi! rao

      Nice article. Our parties most of them including Congress are practically feudal. Indeed we have to do some thing about it. They just allow things not to go to complete chaos that is all. Some days back in Mumbai there was a big turmoil with Shiv Sena/ MNS trying to stop a movie and Congress government keeping silence about it. At that time I wrote several articles about similar issues. Indeed we should do some thing about it as a country.


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