At the beginning of her first term, India was suffering from a massive drought. She was constantly pressured by different groups who wanted to secede from India. There was also a deep economic crisis that forced many into
poverty. Indira tried to pass laws and employ troops to control these issues. Her decision was to attack a Sikh temple that was amassing weapons to use against the troops, resulting in 450 deaths, ultimately brought her own death by
the hands of her two Sikh bodyguards.