(This post is a part of a series on the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency in India)

This unofficial Google doodle pays tribute to the Indians who put in their best to uphold the principles of democracy in the dark days of the Emergency. The doodle draws its obvious inspiration from the iconic edit page of The Indian Express dated Saturday, June 28, 1975, in which the legendary editor Ram Nath Goenka published a bank editorial as a mark of protest against press censorship imposed during the emergency.


Emergency was imposed on the country on the night of June 25, 1975 through a proclamation signed by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

You can see other unofficial Google doodles on events and anniversaries that Google wouldn’t doodle about here.