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TIH 019 2022 Indira Gandhi

January 19, 2022: In history, on this day in 1964, Indira Gandhi became the first female leader of her country. She was also one of the most controversial prime ministers in India’s history. In the 1970’s, when food shortages and regional disputes led to civil unrest, Gandhi was criticized for using strong-arm tactics to deal with these problems. Her strong-arm tactics for dealing with political opponents and the Sikh secessionist movement in the early 1980’s led to her assassination in 1984.

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