Need to keep recalling experiences of emergency: VP Naidu

RSTV Bureau
File photo of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

File photo of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

President M Venkaiah Naidu has termed Emergency as to devastating an experience to be forgotten. In an article in a leading daily, the Vice President said for 21 months, Indian citizens were denied fundamental rights.

He said the Constitution of India, was amended preventing the courts from scrutinising any such amendments.

In effect, the government could do anything with the sacred Constitution and with the lives and liberties of the people. He further said there is a need to keep recalling those harrowing experiences from time to time as people are entitled to certain freedoms.

The vice president has written in detail about his experience behind bars for over 1 months which proved to be the turning point of his life.

He said the days gave him a clear perspective of the people, the power, the politics and the country. It also strengthened his resolve to defend democracy and respect the will and the right of the citizens with respect to basic freedom.