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BJP has not compromised its ideology while as a part of coalition government in the state said Dr. Jitendra Singh

BJP has not compromised its ideology while as a part of coalition government in the state said Dr. Jitendra Singh Union Minister while addressing a large gathering of the people who were jailed during emergency including those who were detained under MISA and other draconian laws, and also who offered Satyagraha and also who worked under ground. He explained the reason of observing this day which he described as black day of democracy. He said that any attempt to this regard will always prove to be counter-productive as it was done during emergency by late Smt. Indira Gandhi. She had changed the preambles of Indian constitutions, extended the tenures of assemblies and parliament and also snatched the fundamental rights of freedom of expression, right to property etc.
Earlier, Chander Mohan Sharma the convener of the programme gave detailed account and reason which compelled Smt. Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India under advice from S.S. Ray clamped emergency in the country. It was her dictatorial attitude, after her defect in Allahabad High Court, and simmering discontent amongst the people in the country towards her governance. Sharma further said that under the leadership of Late Jai Prakash Narayan the youth of the country and opposition parties launched nationwide agitation. Whole country stood up against the Congress government. To suppress this agitation Smt. Indira Gandhi imposed emergency, fundamental rights were withdrawn, censorship was imposed on press.
Thousand of political workers and also innocent citizens were thrown behind the bars. The leaders like Jai Prakash Narayan, Nana Deshmukh, Atal Behari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani, Narendra Modi and many others were detained under MISA. Similarly in J&K State leaders like Chaman Lal Gupta, Dr. Om Parkash Mengi, Master Dhain Singh, Thakur Surjeet Singh, Devinder Shastri, Satpal Grower, Vaid Vishnu Dutt, Yash Bhasin, Ashok Khajuria, Vijay Bharati, Parkasho Devi, Upender Bhat, Chander Parkash Gupta, Rajinder Gupta, Satish Mahajan, Dharampal, Tikka Lal Taploo, Kuldeep Kotwal, Pushpinder Gupta and others.
Kavinder Gupta speaker dwelt at length who along with others were tortured and jailed in Gurdasspur, Punjab.