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And it was thus that they arrived in Delhi in November 1975 at a time when the glittering lights of the city were overshadowed by the clouds of the reign of terror that had come over it.
Once in Delhi, Shri Nathji became confined to his bedroom again, while Priya Nath began making a search for a suitable eye surgeon. The situation in the country had become a matter of great concern for Shri Nathji and he would ask Priya Nath to read out the daily newspaper to him. Only the Indian Express at that time appeared to give the real news.
One political party said that the emergency was declared because the other party was going to create chaos, whilst the other party said that the emergency had been declared so that the first party could perpetuate its rule indefinitely. No matter who was right–and with the newspapers censored it was very difficult to decide–the result was clear enough. Both the parties lived in fear, the oppressors and the oppressed both suffered, one from insecurity and the other from persecution.
Unscrupulous people took advantage of the enormous powers the government had armed them with.
It appeared as if the clouds would never lift. Many a righteous man despaired and prayed to God. But how could such a powerful government be dislodged?
The opposition party and its followers had been jailed, and there was no one who was powerful enough to oppose the government.