• Short Summary

    Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the former Indian Prime Minister has made an appearance in the New?

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    Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the former Indian Prime Minister has made an appearance in the New Delhi Magistrate's Court. She was charged with refusing to testify before a government commission, inquiring into the excesses allegedly committed during her twenty-one months of emergency rule.

    SYNOPSIS: Security was tight outside the New Delhi Magistrate's Court. Mrs. Gandhi's supporters were there in force and making themselves heard.

    Troops were on the alert, but there were no reports of arrests. The opposition Congress Party has had a resurgence of support. And Mrs. Gandhi was returned to parliament last month in a major election victory.

    Mrs. Gandhi was swamped by supporters as she entered the court of the Chief Magistrate, P.K. Jain. While Mrs. Gandhi gave her evidence, her supporters kept up a steady chant outside.

    Mrs. Gandhi told the court that there had been no outright refusal on her part to give evidence to the Shah Commission, which had investigated allegedly repressive actions during her emergency government.

    Mrs. Gandhi claimed that the Shah Commission in her absence had proclaimed her and others guilty. And she claimed that evidence which had not met with the Commission's conclusions had been suppressed and mutilated. Mrs. Gandhi still has to give evidence in a second case where she is accused of refusing to testify.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA225YJX4YX86LOKK8ATC4MNVDO
    Media URN:
    VLVA225YJX4YX86LOKK8ATC4MNVDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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