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Indira Gandhi

Taken from Traditions & Encounters Volume II

"...India was beset by other troubles - over population and continuing sectarian conflicts.

... [Indira Gandhi] used her powers under the emergency to forward one of India's most needed social reforms, birth control.

... the government engaged in repressive Birth Control policies, including involuntary sterilization."

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