• Short Summary

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS RELEASED THE DETAINED KASHMIR LEADER SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH, BUT HE MUST STAY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF DELHI.

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    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS RELEASED THE DETAINED KASHMIR LEADER SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH, BUT HE MUST STAY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF DELHI. SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH WAS RELEASED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    WHEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE, THE INDIAN HOME MINISTER, MR. Y.B. CHAVAN, SAID THAT SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PRESS OR ANY FOREIGNER OR ADDRESS ANY PUBLIC MEETING WITHOUT OFFICIAL PERMISSION.

    SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH, FORMER PREMIER OF KASHMIR, WAS DISMISSED AND JAILED IN 1953 BECAUSE HE WAS BELIEVED TO BE SEEKING INDEPENDENT STATUS FOR KASHMIR.

    HE WAS RELEASED 11 YEARS LATER BUT AGAIN ARRESTED IN MAY 1965, AND HELD IN DETENTION, FIRST IN SOUTH INDIA, AND RECENTLY IN A BUNGALOW IN DELHI.

    ALL RESTRICTIONS ON SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLAH'S CLOSE COLLEAGUE, MIRZA AFZAL BEG, WHO WAS ARRESTED WITH HIM IN 1965, WERE REMOVED ON THURSDAY.

    SYNOPSIS: ARMED GUARDS PATROL THE GROUNDS OF NUMBER THREE KOTLA ROD, NEW DELHI, WHERE SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLA, ONE-TIME PREMIER OF KASHMIR, SPENT THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF HIS DETENTION WHICH HAD CONTINUED INTERMITENTLY FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS.

    FREEDOM CAME ON FRIDAY FOR ABDULLAH FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE HE WAS JAILED 14 YEARS AGO. AFTER 11 YEARS IN DETENTION HE WAS FREED, BUT RE-ASSISTED IN 1965. HE WAS DETAINED, FIRST IN SOUTH INDIA, AND MORE RECENTLY IN THIS BUNGALOW IN DELHI. ALTHOUGH HE POSES WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER FOR CAMERAMEN, SHEIKH ABDULLA IS FORBIDDEN TO SPEAK WITH JOURNALISTS OF FOREIGNERS WITHOUT SPECIAL PERMISSION.

    A WELCOMING GARLAND FOR SHEIKH MOHAMMED ABDULLA FROM THE IMAM FOR DELHI, BUT FOR ABDULLA, IT'S ONLY A PARTIAL FREEDOM. RELEASED FROM DETENTION, HE IS STILL CONFINED TO THE UNION TERRITORY OF DELHI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BGSGM68P8G8MTQ1I2QYULAJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BGSGM68P8G8MTQ1I2QYULAJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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