• Short Summary

    About 20 Right-wing members of the Indian Parliament headed a march to the Soviet Embassy in New Delhi on Friday(21 Aug) to protest against what they call "cartographic aggression" -- allegedly inaccurate border markings on recent Russian maps.

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    About 20 Right-wing members of the Indian Parliament headed a march to the Soviet Embassy in New Delhi on Friday(21 Aug) to protest against what they call "cartographic aggression" -- allegedly inaccurate border markings on recent Russian maps.
    The maps objected to showed the Aksai Chin area of Kashmir and Assam's North-East frontier agency as parts of the People's Republic of China. About 1,000 people marched in the demonstration.
    At the Soviet Embassy a police officer told the protestors that Soviet Officials refused to meet a deputation. The march followed a parliamentary row caused by the publication of the atlases and encyclopedias.
    A Government spokesman said in Parliament earlier this month that it had made four representations to the Soviet Union about the maps since 1956.
    Parliamentarians in the protest burned some of the offending atlases outside the Embassy before the demonstrators dispersed.
    Later, a Government spokesman announced that all foreign maps and publications not depicting Indian territory according to the Indian Government's interpretation would be banned from the country. Some British and American maps are believed to fall into this category.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1C15KZ98TEWH00EPNGGUD86BD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C15KZ98TEWH00EPNGGUD86BD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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