25 June 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the infamous Emergency imposed on India. On this day, we call upon all Indian citizens to launch a peaceful, non-violent nationwide movement to fight against the Super Emergency the country is being subjected to today.

The Indian state is today far more powerful and dehumanized than it has ever been, fascist ideology looms large over all facets of our lives while intolerance, violence and intimidation have completely replaced national discourse. The centralization of all power in the hands of the ‘Supreme Leader’, and a small coterie of people around him, has become a grave threat to Indian democracy itself.

The only way to Resist the Super Emergency is through upholding the Indian Constitution, contributions to nation building, organizing resistance to all violations of fundamental rights and ensuring the dignity of poor and marginalized citizens.

Indian Democracy Matters!
Email: defendtheindianconstitution@gmail.com


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One Comment

  1. Avatar Sumanta Banerjee says:

    The Super Emergency situation is different from the Emergency of the 1975-77 period. In 1977,
    facing increasing manifestations of protests within India, and under external pressures (from the US in particular) to restore democracy, Indira Gandhi was forced to lift the Emergency then and hold fresh elections. Modi today does not face any threat from a spineless Opposition in the domestic sphere, nor any pressure from a US that is ruled today by his political twin who doesn’t give a damn about democratic rights. Unless our oppressed masses compel the Opposition political parties to overcome their mutual hostilities and join together to launch a mass movement against the Modi government (like the JP-led movement in the 1974-75 period) . In the absence of signs of such a possibility, we’ll continue to suffer from the Super Emergency.