• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF GOA WENT TO THE POLLS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A NATIONAL REFERENDUM TO DECIDE WHETHER GOA SHOULD REMAIN UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL OF THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT OR MERGE WITH THE NEIGHBOURING STATE OF MAHARASHTRA.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE OF GOA WENT TO THE POLLS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A NATIONAL REFERENDUM TO DECIDE WHETHER GOA SHOULD REMAIN UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL OF THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT OR MERGE WITH THE NEIGHBOURING STATE OF MAHARASHTRA. THE RESULT OF THE REFERENDUM IS EXPECTED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

    THE FORMER PORTUGUESE COLONY ON INDIA'S WEST COAST, WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT IN DECEMBER, 1961, AND HAS REMAINED UNDER HER DIRECT CONTROL. BUT SOME GOANS HAVE URGED THAT THE TINY STATE SHOULD MERGE WITH ITS NEIGHBOUR, MAHARASHTRA.

    IT IS ESTIMATED THAT EIGHTY PER CENT OF THE POPULATION TURNED OUT YESTERDAY TO VOTE ON THE ISSUE.

    TO HELP ILLITERATE VOTERS, TWO SYMBOLS WERE USED ON VOTING PAPERS -- A FLOWER REPRESENTING THE MERGER AND TWO LEAVES INDICATING SEPARATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TFY5UFKROZ89KVS1XXQLB1YE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TFY5UFKROZ89KVS1XXQLB1YE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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