Emergency darkest period in history of post-Independent democratic India: Solicitor General

New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Sunday said the period of emergency between June 1975 to March 1977 was the “darkest period” in the history of post-independent democratic India.

Delivering keynote address at an event titled ‘A Talk on the Abuse of the Constitution During the Emergency’, Mehta said that over the past decade, people have listened to “factually incorrect propaganda” with phrases like ‘a majoritarian regime, arbitrariness in governance and government’s interference in the judiciary’ being used.

These had to be confronted by lawyers with “legal logic”, he said.