Lessons for freedom from the Emergency
Ambedkar warned about how democracy is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil, which is essentially undemocratic
New Delhi: His arrest was inevitable. Ram Bahadur Rai, organizing secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the right-wing all India student organization affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was at the forefront of Jai Prakash (J.P.) Narayan’s movement in Bihar in the 1970s. On 30 June 1975, five days after then prime minister Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency in the country, Rai was arrested in Banaras, where he moved from Bihar the same day.
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