indira gandhi life timeline
|Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India.
|Wednesday, January 19th, 1966
|Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections.
|Wednesday, June 25th, 1975
|Indira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India.
|Thursday, June 26th, 1975
|Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
|Tuesday, June 5th, 1984
|The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar following an order from Indira Gandhi. Official casualties are 576 combatants killed and 335 wounded; independent observers estimate that thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians are also killed in the crossfire. A total death count adds up to almost 6,000.
|Wednesday, June 6th, 1984