MUMBAI: New Delhi-based Centre for Narendra Modi Studies (CNMS), a think-tank dedicated to research on national security, governance and public policy, is scheduled to organise a national conference on “Reflections on India’s Dark Days” on June 26, 2024, commemorating the Emergency at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Dr Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is among the invitees to share their views on the impact of Emergency.

The conference aims to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975, which is widely regarded as a dark period in India’s democratic history.

Giving details about the conference, Professor Jasim Mohammad, the founder-chairman of the CNMS, said: “The conference aims to address the curiosity and questions of the youth of India who want to know more about the Emergency and its impact on the nation. Many young people wonder whether the Emergency was justified and necessary, and what lessons can be learned from it. The conference will provide the youth an opportunity to hear from the experts and the eyewitnesses, and to engage in a dialogue with them. The conference will also showcase the stories of courage and resilience of the ordinary citizens, who fought for their rights and dignity during the Emergency.

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