• Short Summary

    THERE WERE MORE DEMONSTRATIONS BY HINDUS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN A CURFEW WAS LIFTED BRIEFLY IN SRINAGAR, CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF KASHMIR.

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    THERE WERE MORE DEMONSTRATIONS BY HINDUS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN A CURFEW WAS LIFTED BRIEFLY IN SRINAGAR, CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF KASHMIR. THE BLANKET CURFEW WAS IMPOSED ON SUNDAY AS A DETERRENT TO DAYS OF HINDU-MOSLEM VIOLENCE. HINDUS HAD PROTESTED AGAINST THE ALLEGED ABDUCTION AND FORCED MARRIAGE OF A HINDU GIRL TO A MOSLEM YOUTH.

    THE ARMY AND POLICE HAVE BEEN ENFORCING THE CURFEW IN THE ENTIRE MUNICIPAL AREA OF SRINAGAR SINCE SUNDAY. BUT YESTERDAY, WITHIN MINUTES OF THE RELAXATION OF THE CURFEW, HINDU DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TO THE STREETS AND ALLEYWAYS TO SHOUT SLOGANS AND FLOUT A BAN ON MEETINGS AND PROCESSIONS. FIVE GARLANDED VOLUNTEERS COURTED ARREST, AND WERE SUBSEQUENTLY LED AWAY BY POLICE. THE CROWD LATER DISPERSED PEACEFULLY AFTER SOME FURTHER SLOGAN-SHOUTING.

    MORE THAN 200 HINDUS AND MOSLEMS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SINCE THE AGITATION AND DOZENS OF POLICE AND CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE. THREE DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

    A GROUP OF FIVE HINDU VOLUNTEERS ARE FASTING IN A SRINAGAR TEMPLE, AND HAVE NOT YET BEEN DISTURBED BY POLICE.

    WHEN HINDUS CELEBRATED THE BIRTHDAY OF LORD KRISHNA, ONE OF THEIR MAJOR DEITIES, ON SUNDAY, THE ARMY AND SEVERAL THOUSAND POLICE STOOD BY TO SEE THAT IT WENT OFF WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46U2KYXU3L5AE870REC6IRNFC
    Media URN:
    VLVA46U2KYXU3L5AE870REC6IRNFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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