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MHRD to include truth of Emergency period in textbooks: Prakash Javadekar on 'black day' observance in Jaipur
The BJP marked the 43rd anniversary of the Emergency of 1975 by terming it as the "darkest period of Independent India" which caused harm to democracy. The senior party leaders and union ministers went to various state capitals and held press conferences on Tuesday to mark the 'black day' of emergency.

The BJP chief Amit Shah attacked the Indian National Congress for imposing the Emergency through a series of tweets such as "democracy was murdered by the Congress party merely to maintain power".

Union Minister for MHRD Prakash Javadekar came to Jaipur and held a press meet to talk to the media on June 26 about the dark period of 21-month Emergency and its aftermath.

Javadker said that that the story of Emergency would be included in different curricula to educate the Indian youth about the darkest period in the history of the country and apprise them about the atrocities committed during the period of Emergency.

He was of the view that the youth needed to know the complete truth about the period of Emergency in the country and this required the changes in textbooks. He called Emergency 'a blot on democracy' and a 'dark chapter' of Indian history which was also the move of the Congress to remain in power by restricting people's freedom.

To the opposition's charge that there was undeclared emergency in the country for the last four years, he said this was false propaganda.

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