In memory of the emergency – Not only a prison, but a closure was also a concentration camp

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Champawat. Eight months in prison between November 13, 1975 and July 1976 and then until the Emergency, the whole scene is still remembered. Those atrocities, those tortures and, above all, the pain of inhumanity, even after 47 years of emergency, it seems as if it was just a thing of yesterday. After all, how can you forget it? Suresh Chandra Pandey, a 78-year-old state inspector of the Vidya Bharti Education Committee, says this price should be paid to save the dignity of democracy and raise his voice against the dictatorship.
During the emergency, Acharya Pandey was only 31 years old. Young Pandey used to shape the future of children at Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Haldwani. Apart from the Shishu Mandir, the police and the intelligence administration have been monitoring the Acharya residences since the day of the emergency. Somehow, they continued to protest in secret for four and a half months, but on the night of November 13, police surrounded the house and caught them. He was kept in the Haldwani enclosure along with five other people. The story of the atrocities began from here. He was detained not one, but six days in a small confinement. No special water supply and no toilet. The closing capacity was for a maximum of two people. Most of the time was spent hungry and thirsty in inhumane conditions. Acharya Pandey explains that those six days of closure were nothing less than a concentration camp. After that began the second entry of oppression into prison.
On the night of November 18, under the DIR Act, a case was registered and he was sent to Haldwani Prison. After some time from Haldwani prison, he was sent to Bareilly Central Prison along with other accomplices. There was no contact with relatives and relatives during the jail. The prison administration also did not allow him to reunite with the family. There was no other means of contact. he was completely isolated from the world. From Bareilly Prison to Nainital Court, only a few people could see from afar. People fighting the Emergency went to court with handcuffs. They only had one identity and they were the slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram.
After raising his voice in prison for the comfort of political prisoners, in March 1976 there was a certain increase in facilities. Magazines with improved nutrition were also found. Retired state inspector Pandey says he was released on bail in July 1976, but the sealed house and belongings could be found in November 1977. Dialogue
Democracy was crushed for 21 months
Champawat. June 25, 1975 The date, which took away the rights of the people and inflicted the wounds of the Emergency by crushing democracy. Thousands of people were detained across the country. After about 21 months, during the Emergency, which lasted until March 21, 1977, the leaders of the opposition and those opposed to the Emergency had to suffer a lot. Anger among the people was realized in the Lok Sabha elections held in March 1977 after the Emergency, when the people expelled the Congress from power for the first time.

Champawat. Eight months in prison between November 13, 1975 and July 1976 and then until the Emergency, the whole scene is still remembered. Those atrocities, those tortures and, above all, the pain of inhumanity, even after 47 years of emergency, it seems as if it was just a thing of yesterday. After all, how can you forget it? Suresh Chandra Pandey, a 78-year-old state inspector of the Vidya Bharti Education Committee, says this price should be paid to save the dignity of democracy and raise his voice against the dictatorship.

During the emergency, Acharya Pandey was only 31 years old. Young Pandey used to shape the future of children at Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Haldwani. Apart from the Shishu Mandir, the police and the intelligence administration have been monitoring the Acharya residences since the day of the emergency. Somehow, they continued to protest in secret for four and a half months, but on the night of November 13, police surrounded the house and caught them. He was kept in the Haldwani enclosure along with five other people. The story of the atrocities began from here. He was detained not one, but six days in a small confinement. No special water supply and no toilet. The closing capacity was for a maximum of two people. Most of the time was spent hungry and thirsty in inhumane conditions. Acharya Pandey explains that those six days of closure were nothing less than a concentration camp. After that began the second entry of oppression into prison.

On the night of November 18, under the DIR Act, a case was registered and he was sent to Haldwani Prison. After some time from Haldwani prison, he was sent to Bareilly Central Prison along with other accomplices. There was no contact with relatives and relatives during the jail. The prison administration also did not allow him to reunite with the family. There was no other means of contact. he was completely isolated from the world. From Bareilly Prison to Nainital Court, only a few people could see from afar. People fighting the Emergency went to court with handcuffs. They only had one identity and they were the slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram.

After raising his voice in prison for the comfort of political prisoners, in March 1976 there was a certain increase in facilities. Magazines with improved nutrition were also found. Retired state inspector Pandey says he was released on bail in July 1976, but the sealed house and belongings could be found in November 1977. Dialogue

Democracy was crushed for 21 months

Champawat. June 25, 1975 The date, which took away the rights of the people and inflicted the wounds of the Emergency by crushing democracy. Thousands of people were detained across the country. After about 21 months, during the Emergency, which lasted until March 21, 1977, the leaders of the opposition and those opposed to the Emergency had to suffer a lot. Anger among the people was realized in the Lok Sabha elections held in March 1977 after the Emergency, when the people expelled the Congress from power for the first time.

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