Every year we observe 25th /26th June as Anti-Emergency Day to remember those dark days when internal emergency was imposed in the country on the mid-night of 25th/26th June 1975 which continued for 19 months. Fundamental rights were suspended, press was gagged, voice of dissent throttled and more than one lakh opposition leaders and critics were detained without trial. Dictatorship was in full swing. Supreme Court, the highest seat of justice, ruled that even if a policeman shot dead a citizen without any cause - or even with malafide intention, the victim had no avenue of redress.
On this day we also take stock of the prevailing situation to see as to what extent human rights are secure and what should be done to check the growing authoritarian tendencies in the governmental set up. At present the attack on the rights of the minorities, dalits, tribals, human right activists and other people’s rights organizations are on increase in spite of the change of the government at the Centre. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act i.e. UAPA was amended last year to include threat to ‘economic security’ within the definition of the ‘terrorist act’ and thereafter the I.B. has dutifully brought out a report listing organizations which are posing threats to the ‘economy ’ of India.
Public Meeting at 5.30 PM, Thursday, 26th June, 2014
Venue : Gandhi Peace Foundation,
Marg, New Delhi-110002
All are welcome to participate.
P.U.C.L., Citizens For Democracy, Janhastkshep,
The Amiya & B.G.Rao Foundation
(M) 9811099532, (L) 27850073