'Anti-aggression Day', Nov 4 - and nearly a thousand banner-carrying Indian students marched in protest to the Chinese Embassy and Indian Communist Party Headquarters, New Delhi.
'Anti-aggression Day', Nov 4 - and nearly a thousand banner-carrying Indian students marched in protest to the Chinese Embassy and Indian Communist Party Headquarters, New Delhi. Demanding the immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from Himalayan border areas and 'Death to Chou En-lai', the students struggled with police outside the embassy.
Students managed to fix a letter addressed to Chinese Premier Chou En-lai to the embassy gates. Later they made bonfires of Chinese Government publications showing the 40,000 miles of disputed territory as Chinese.
Later, the Indian Government gave a Note to the Chinese Ambassador which, point by point, rejected China's claims to the frontier regions and the Chinese version of the recent incident leading to the shotting of several Indian policemen by the Chinese forces in Ladakh.
On the day of the riots and the Note hand-over, Mr. Nehru spoke at a three hour private conference of Congress Party M.P.s. The Indian Premier told his party colleagues that India would take every step possible to defend herself against Chinese incursions, and that she would not give up her non-alignment policy.
Mr. Nehru welcomed the neutral stand taken by Russia over the frontier disputes and accused Chine of being the only country not wanting an end to the Cold War.
One M.P. told the gathering that the country was "in a mood to defend its territory at any price."
The Chinese Government has stated that it reserves the right to send troops south of the MacMahon frontier line if India does not stop patrolling in east Ladakh - at present Chinese-held.