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    A PEACE MARCH IN CALCUTTA. ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY?

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    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO. 0536/64 (ALSO 17 JAN 64) -RE PAKISTANIS MOURNING THEFT OF PROPHET'S HAIR.

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    Background: A PEACE MARCH IN CALCUTTA. ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CALLING FOR AN END TO THE DISTURBANCES. LEADING WEST BENGAL CITIZENS TOOK PART.

    THE MARCH FOLLOWS WEEKLONG RIOTS IN WHICH 160 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 636 INJURED. THE DISTURBANCES LED TO A CURFEW AND THE ARMY TAKING OVER CERTAIN DISTRICTS WHERE RELIGIOUS FEELINGS -- SAID TO BE SPAWNED BY THE THEFT, IN KASHMIR, OF A HAIR BELONGING TO MOHAMMED -- WERE RUNNING HIGH.

    NOW, ACCORDING TO THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT, THE SITUATION IS "FAST RETURNING TO NORMAL." HOWEVER, YESTERDAY'S PROCESSION WAS RESTRICTED TO THE "CALMER" AREAS OF CALCUTTA. AFTERWARD, THE ARMY DISPERSED THE MARCHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1I2LLV34H9R59KRR931F1QXWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1I2LLV34H9R59KRR931F1QXWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
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    N/A

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