I would not expect nanha-mujahids to know about emergency. Since last 40 years., CONgoons have been washing out every bit of information regarding emergency. Further, just like crickets on a summer night, the CONg(I) supporter comes out and whitewashes the remaining.
One of the biggest canard that is heard is that "Trains ran on time". As if trains do not run on time now! Or trains never run on time ever? Funny thing is that the "trains run on time" is purely anecdotal. Just like my anecdotal evidence that in my recent MUM-A'DBAD-MUM-A'DBAD-MUM trips - the A/C train costing 450Rs. each way was on time within a minute of its expected arrival and departure.
As if train running on time is a good thing and hence we should all abide by emergency.
Here is a thought experiment., anybody who expresses a contrary opinion to abuses of emergency will be summarily banned for 3 months. Without any cause. Additionally, from the set that is summarily banned - whenever they rejoin back - they will be ridiculed and abused. And if they speak up - banned again. Something like an emotional torture. And this is to ensure that the thread runs smooth.
Imagine one year down the line I would say - "Ummm the thread ran smoothly"., what would it be like?
Now here is the story of Lawrence Fernandes. Lifting straight from wikipedia.
During the Emergency, he was arrested on 1 May 1976 by the Government and brutally tortured and held in illegal custody before being transferred to the Bangalore Central Jail, to extract from him whereabouts of his elder brother George Fernandes. Madhu Dandavate, who was arrested and was in the same jail wrote a letter to Indira Gandhi that he is being inhumanely tortured and may even die. Even Lal Krishna Advani in his book mentions about torture Lawrence had to go through in jail during the Emergency. He was continuously beaten up leading to several fractures all over his body. At the time of his release at end of the Emergency he looked like a live skeleton. He was reduced to a mental and physical wreck in jail and after his release at the end of Emergency he lived many years as a wreck.
Why was Lawrence Fernandes arrested? Tortured? Left a wreck for decades?
His brother, George Fernandes., yes the same person
1. Who banned Coca-Cola (and that did give a rise to Indian brands - the famous is Thumbs up)
2. Was one of the best defense minister in ABV government
courted arrest so that they can let Lawrence go.
Now it would have been hilarious to say that George Fernandes were imperial stooges or socially engineered if it would have been a different time. Now it is just pathetic.
Lawrence Fernandes was tortured by the police so that he could tell them the whereabouts of his brother George Fernandes. Lawrence was not even in politics yet he was arrested, jailed and beaten up to the extent that even years after he was released he couldn't walk properly, with his legs having ballooned and his limbs smashed beyond repair. I married his brother Michael in 1983 and my doctor told me that she would often find my mother-in-law sitting and weeping in St Mary's Church during the Emergency praying for her three sons. Her sons - George, Michael and Lawrence were all arrested. George had gone underground and was taken in last. Lawrence was tortured and he carried the scars till his death in 2006."http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150625/nation-current-affairs/article/emergency-40-yrs-later-june-1975-when-bengaluru%E2%80%99s-jails-filled
Dona Fernandes, social activist and sister in law of the late Lawrence Fernandes
By the time I became an adult, I had some 4 (or 5 fractures) - the worst was a fracture on my Talus bone. Even now sometime when "it" flares up - I limp. It is very painful. Thankfully it was fractured and not crushed. I shudder at the pain lawrence must have borne through to the very end of his life.
I guess it is perfectly okay to crush somebody's bones so that the trains run on time and anybody suspicious of a different political ideology. Sounds just like ISIS to me.