• Short Summary

    Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, the controversial Kashmiri leader who returns to power in his home state this week, said this weekend that he hopes Kashmir will fulfil the ideas of socialism, secularism and democracy and become the shop-window of India.

  • Description

    Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, the controversial Kashmiri leader who returns to power in his home state this week, said this weekend that he hopes Kashmir will fulfil the ideas of socialism, secularism and democracy and become the shop-window of India.

    The 69-year-old leader is assuming power under an accord with the Indian government which will give Kashmir -- the divided state over which India and Pakistan have fought three wars -- some sort of special status which is yet to be spelled out.

    Sheikh Abdullah was sacked as Kashmiri Prime Minister in 1953 by the Indian government, which accused him of pro-Pakistani leanings and which kept him fourteen years under detention.

    Shortly before leaving to take up his new appointment, Sheikh Mohammed was interviewed at his New Delhi home.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24XOPSUN2K8I78WK0JQ8XWVZJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA24XOPSUN2K8I78WK0JQ8XWVZJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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