June 25: From Emergency to cricket World Cup, a date India never forgets

JUNE 25 a significant date in the history of independent India. The day brings with it a mixed emotion as it saw both the low and the high in the journey of the country, which became independent on August 15, 1947.

In 1975, June 25 marked a black day as the government of India led by then prime minister Indra Gandhi imposed an Emergency across the country. It was just days after a court declared Gandhi guilty of electoral malpractices and she was debarred from holding any elected post that the declaration was made.