• Short Summary

    WOMEN AND STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST LIVING CONDITIONS AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES AS INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, BEGAN A SUPPORT-RAISING TOUR OF MAJOR CITIES IN CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    WOMEN AND STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST LIVING CONDITIONS AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES AS INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, BEGAN A SUPPORT-RAISING TOUR OF MAJOR CITIES IN CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    ABOUT 200 WOMEN, SOME CARRYING BABIES IN THEIR ARMS, MARCHED UPON THE GOVERNOR'S HOUSE, CALCUTTA, WHERE MRS GANDHI WAS DISCUSSING POLICIES OF THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY.

    THE WOMEN CHANTED DEMANDS FOR BETTER FOOD SUPPLIES AND FOR GREATER SECURITY OF WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS. POLICE TURNED BACK THE WOMEN NEAR THE NORTH GATE OF THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE.

    THE WOMEN WERE FOLLOWED BY MUSLIM STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING IN FAVOUR OF ARAB-INDIAN UNITY, AND DEMANDING THAT IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST ISRAEL.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS OVER, MRS GANDHI ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS WHEN SHE ADDRESSED AN ORDERLY MASS MEETING IN THE CITY.

    MRS GANDHI IS AT THE BEGINNING OF A TOUR DESIGNED TO BUILD UP SUPPORT FOR HERSELF AND HER NEWLY-ADOPTED PROGRESSIVE ECONOMIC POLICIES, AFTER SURVIVING THE CRISIS THIS SUMMER WHICH THREATENED TO SPLIT THE CONGRESS PARTY.

    WHILE IN CALCUTTA, SHE IS MEETING LEADERS OF THE COMMUNIST-DOMINATED GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BRTN5UBY4I2RHCXD7NT12FSB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BRTN5UBY4I2RHCXD7NT12FSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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