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Annual Health Assistance announced to 'Loktantra Senanis'

Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana has announced annual financial health assistance of Rs. 5 lakh to 'Loktantra Senanis' or their spouse for treatment at private or government hospitals.
Annual Health Assistance announced to 'Loktantra Senanis'

Details:

  • Loktantra Senanis are the people who were jailed during 1975-1977 Emergency under preventive detention laws.
  • As per the new changes proposed by the Haryana Government, the term Emergency Victim on their identity cards would be replaced with Loktantra Senani.
  • Loktantra Senanis, who went to jail during the Satyagraha Movement in an emergency, are already provided with a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 by the state government and also free travel in the Haryana Roadways buses.

About the Indian Emergency of 1975-1977:

  • Indian Emergency that started from 25th June 1975 continued for a 21 month period up to 21st March 1977.
  • Then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, upon advice by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of national emergency under Article 352 of the Indian Constitution.
  • Once the emergency was proclaimed, it effectively bestowed on Prime Minister the power to rule by decree, suspending elections and civil liberties.
  • This was a dramatic turn in Indian political affairs as democracy was brought to a grinding halt and all fundamental rights and legal remedies protected by the Indian Constitution were suspended.
  • During the Emergency period, most of the political opponents of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi were imprisoned and press censorship was placed.
  • PM Gandhi tried to defend her emergency move on the grounds of an attempt to protect the state and Indian people but the emergency rule still faced immense criticism and is undoubtedly one of the most controversial periods of the political history of Independent India.

Question:

Q. Government of which state has announced annual financial health assistance of Rs. 5 lakh to 'Loktantra Senanis' or their spouse for treatment at private or government hospitals?
a. Haryana
b. Bihar
c. Rajasthan
d. Uttar Pradesh
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