• Short Summary

    THE SHAH OF PERSIA ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY A REFERENDUM IS TO BE HELD ON REFORMS APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    THE SHAH OF PERSIA ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY A REFERENDUM IS TO BE HELD ON REFORMS APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THESE INCLUDE LAND REFORM, A SHARE BY WORKERS IN FACTORIES' PROFITS NATIONALISATION OF FORESTS, AND A CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLITERACY.

    SHAH MADE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE OPENING OF THE FIRST NATIONAL RURAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES' CONGRESS. HE WAS APPLAUDED BY 4,000 PEASANT MEMBERS OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES WHEN HE STRONGLY ATTACKED "THE REACTIONARIES' ATTITUDE TOWARDS PEASANTS WHO, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2,500 YEARS, ARE NOW FREE MEN".

    AT THE PEASANTS' REQUEST THE SHAH PRESIDED AT THIS FIRST MEETING AND ONE BY ONE, PEASANTS OF ALL THE PERSIAN PROVINCES THANKED HIM AND DR HASSAN ARSANJANI, MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE, FOR CARRYING OUT LAND REFORM.

    THE DATE OF THE REFERENDUM IS NOT YET FIXED, BUT IT WILL BE BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WHICH ARE EXPECTED NEXT SUMMER. LAND REFORM STARTED A YEAR AGO, AND NO ONE IS ENTITLED TO POSSESS MORE THAN 50-80 ACRES. MORE THAN 80 PER CENT OF THE BIG ESTATES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN PEASANTS WHO ARE PAYING FOR THEIR SHARES IN 15 YEARLY INSTALMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ACVQY9AKRQTWTA7QQKU32Z6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ACVQY9AKRQTWTA7QQKU32Z6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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