• Short Summary

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) RUSHED IN TROOPS AND RESERVISTS AND ARRESTED 700 STRIKING DELHI POLICEMEN DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE OF HOME MINISTER YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN.

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    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) RUSHED IN TROOPS AND RESERVISTS AND ARRESTED 700 STRIKING DELHI POLICEMEN DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE OF HOME MINISTER YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN. THE MOVE FOLLOWED AN ALL NIGHT DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE HOME OF MINISTER'S RESIDENCE. THE POLICEMEN WERE PROTESTING AGAINST BEING DISARMED AND AGAINST THE DISMISSAL OF SEVEN OFFICERS, INCLUDING FIVE OFFICIALS OF A UNION FORMED IN THE FACE OF OFFICIAL DISAPPROVAL.

    YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATION BEGAN WITH A MARCH TO MR. CHAVAN'S HOME. THAN, FOLLOWING THE DISMISSAL OF THE SEVEN OFFICERS, MORE THAN 5,000 CHANTING POLICEMEN AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE. ARMED GUARDS FROM THE MADHYA PRADESH AND CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO PROTECT THE GROUNDS.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE UNOFFICIAL UNION SAID YESTERDAY THAT DELHI'S 16,000 POLICEMEN WOULD REMAIN ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY RECEIVED JUSTICE. DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS NO POLICEMEN WERE ON THE BEAT IN THE CAPITAL, BUT A SKELETON STAFF OF OFFICERS MANNED POLICE POSTS AND GOVERNMENT CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE PATROLS AND UNITS FROM OUTSIDE THE CITY GUARDED KEY POINTS.

    THE CITY ADMINISTRATION DECIDED TO DISARM ITS POLICE AND HAND OVER GUARD DUTIES AT KEY POINTS TO THE CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE -- A FORCE MAINTAINED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR USE ANYWHERE IN INDIA -- BECAUSE OF THE DELHI POLICE FORMING A TRADE UNION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3SKQPWVURN64F2NERI23K2WDY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SKQPWVURN64F2NERI23K2WDY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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