Modi in Germany: Emergency a blemish on Indian democracy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Munich, Germany on Sunday. He is on a two day visit to the country to attend the G7 Summit. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had invited PM Modi to the summit. On the sidelines of the summit, PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some of the G7 countries, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

PM Modi addressing the Indian diaspora in Germany said that the emergency was a blemish on India’s vibrant democracy as rights were snatched away at that time.

He said that Democracy is Indian pride and it is in the DNA of very Indian. “47 years ago, on this day, an attempt was made to hold that democracy hostage, suppress democracy. Emergency is a black spot on the vibrant history of India’s democracy,” PM Modi said, India Today reported.

The prime minister will be travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 28, after attending the summit, to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the Gulf nation.

The G7 summit is an annual meeting of the seven countries which form the Group of Seven (G7) which includes countries, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The discussion typically focuses on global security, economic, and climate concerns.

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