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    While Indian Premier Nehru spoke during the opening meeting of the Lok Sabha - Indian Lower House of Parliament - winter session, Nov. 16, over 500 members of the right-wing Jan Sangh Party protested outside against Chinese border incursions.

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    While Indian Premier Nehru spoke during the opening meeting of the Lok Sabha - Indian Lower House of Parliament - winter session, Nov. 16, over 500 members of the right-wing Jan Sangh Party protested outside against Chinese border incursions.

    Banners carried demanded: "Drive out the Chinese invaders", "Beware of Menon the Traitor". The latter was aimed at Indian Defence Minister Krishna Menon also accused of "fellow-travelling".

    Police guarded the Lok Sabha, and after speeches the demonstrators dispersed.

    In Parliament Mr. Nehru successfully obtained postponement of a border issue debate until Wednesday week. He said another Note had been handed to the Chinese Ambassador on the border dispute. Because it had yet to arrive in Peking he thought it not proper to make public its contents; and without the Note's contents any Parliamentary debate would be inhibited.

    On an Opposition adjournment motion the Government was charged with failure to take "strong and effective action against the unabashed violation of Indian territory."
    Mr. Nehru told MPs the Government wanted interim measures - and the latest Note contained India's proposals - and then negotiation to settle the dispute. Mr. Chou En-lai's 20 kilometre withdrawal suggestion was impractical.

    The Indian Government has also charged China with holding 21 Indian nationals in custody in Tibet. 16 of them lamas studying in Tibet.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3H2EEYP0DGLDLIC8UQNO10SW4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H2EEYP0DGLDLIC8UQNO10SW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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