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What was the period of national emergency in India?
A)1970 to 1973
B)1973 to 1976
C)1975 to 1977
D)1976 to 1979

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Hint: In India, "The Emergency" refers to a time when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared across the country for a 21-month long period which started from 1975 until its suspension in 1977.

Complete answer:
Let us discuss each option individually in detail to figure out the correct answer.

1970 to 1973: This was not the period of the national emergency in India that occurred during the term of Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Therefore, this is not the correct option.

1973 to 1976: This was not the period of the national emergency in India that occurred during the term of Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Therefore, this is not the correct option.

1975 to 1977: This was the period of the national emergency in India that occurred during the term of Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Therefore, this is the correct option.

1976 to 1979: This was not the period of the national emergency in India that occurred during the term of Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Therefore, this is not the correct

It was officially issued by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352 of the Constitution and the reason for the prevailing "internal disturbance" was stated. The Emergency was in effect from 25 June 1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C)

Note: At this time, the order bestowed upon the Prime Minister and she was in possession of the authority to rule by decree, allowing elections to be suspended and civil rights to be curbed. During this time, the members of the opposition of the Prime Minister were arrested and the press was censored.
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