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There needs to be inclusion of the items I have indicated in the main section, including
Her poor relations with foreign dignitaries including the Kennedys and Richard Nixon among others Her sacrilege on Sikhism's Golden Temple (by her own admission, it was a large enough even to warrant that she may not be alive in the coming days) Her committing electoral fraud to stay in power Her illegal modifications to the Constitution of India
- A "controversy" or "Criticism" section can be started, but that should be very well sourced. --Tito Dutta (talk) 16:00, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
No. It needs to be in the header, and right in the body of the article next to each event. You cannot have all these events lumped together as a slight blip on the radar. It needs to be incorporated into the article to maintain the true nature of each event. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:05, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, essays are written as glowing reviews to be used for propaganda. Right? And there also needs to be mention of her meddling with Punjab politics to try and split Dal Khalsa by raising Bhindranwale to prominance, then facing the same problem as the US did with raising the Taliban to prominance to fight off the Soviets in Afghanistan. If I wanted to be unbiased I'd write a line calling her a terrorist, but that's too much. Just write what I told you to write, or it will be written for you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:13, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Write what I told you to write? you wont get anywhere on wikipedia with that attitude. also I've requested you before to keep the discussion civil. anyways if you have read through the whole article, you will see that its not some "glowing" propaganda. I have been adding to the article since last month and I have tried to keep it balanced with critical views included. as for your feedback:
1) Her poor relationship with President Nixon is mentioned in the relevant section. Why do you think it is important to merit inclusion in the lead?
2) This is pov pushing. There are equally controversial opposing views.
3) This is not as controversial as you would like to think. All serious charges against her were dismissed. The supreme court verdict was basically described as "firing the prime minister for a traffic ticket."
Edit request on 10 May 2013
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In the "early life and career"section it says that her father was "incarnated" in prison, I assume they meant incarcerated.
Early life and career
Indira Nehru was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, led India's political struggle for independence from British rule, and became the first Prime Minister of the Union (and later Republic) of India. She was an only child (a younger brother was born, but died young), and grew up with her mother, Kamala Nehru, at the Anand Bhavan; a large family estate in Allahabad. Indira had a lonely and unhappy childhood. Her father was often away, directing political activities or being incarnated in prison, while her mother was frequently bed-ridden with illness, and later suffered an early death from tuberculosis. She had limited contact with her father, mostly through letters.
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Relationship to Mahatma Gandhi
Why doesn't the article describe the relationship between Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi? There's a section from 5 years ago in this talk thread asking the same question. As an unfamiliar reader looking for basic information, this is a huge omission. Was there an edit war in the past over this? Surely the editors can hash out something here and add a sentence or two to the "Early life and career" section. If it's so controversial that this is difficult, that only makes it more important that something be added. Oconnor663 (talk) 00:24, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Missing legacy item
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male', Maldives to her legacy. In October 1986 the Maldivian government requested India's assistance in building a large scale hospital during Rajiv Gandhi's official visit. It was agreed to by Rajiv Gandhi; two years later, India and Maldives signed a memorandum of understanding in October 1988. The hospital was officially handed over to the Maldivan Government by the Indian Union Minister for Urban Development, Shrimathi Sheila Kaul, on February 2, 1994. It was officially inaugurated on April 15, 1995, by P. V. Narasimha Rao. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:30, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Image of Gandhi
The picture that is used for this article is, by all standards, a pretty bad one. Her face is barely discernible and she is not looking at the camera, or at least, her eyes are not visible. This is confounding, as there are tons more much better quality pictures of her than this one, so changing it would be a slight improvement for the article, I think.