• Short Summary

    IN THE INDUSTRIAL STATE OF WEST BENGAL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY, MARCH 26T) A MASS DEMONSTRATION WAS LAUNCHED IN THE CAPITA, CALCUTTA, TO PROTEST TO THE GOVERNOR AGAINST RECENT VIOLENCE IN THE BURDWAN DISTRICT.

  • Description

    IN THE INDUSTRIAL STATE OF WEST BENGAL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY, MARCH 26T) A MASS DEMONSTRATION WAS LAUNCHED IN THE CAPITA, CALCUTTA, TO PROTEST TO THE GOVERNOR AGAINST RECENT VIOLENCE IN THE BURDWAN DISTRICT.

    DURING THE MARCH 17TH NATIONAL STRIKE, BURDWAN WAS THE SCENE OF A BITTER CLASH BETWEEN MARXIST AND CONGRESS WORKERS. THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND THE OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY MORE THAN THREE-HUNDRED WORKERS ON BEHALF OF THE BURDWAN DISTRICT CONGRESS COMMITTEE, AFTER A MASS MEETING IN THE HEART OF CALCUTTA, THE DEPUTATION CONVERGED ON THE RESIDENCE OF THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNOR, MR. DHAVNA, WHERE IMMEDIATE ACTION WAS DEMANDED AGAINST THE MARXIST PARTY. PARTY MEMBERS CALLED THE 24 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE TO REGISTER THEIR DISAPPROVAL AT THE COLLAPSE OF THE STATE CILIATION GOVERNMENT, WHICH THE ORGANISATION DOMINATED FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. THE STOPPAGE, HOWEVER, GOT OUT OF HAND -- PARTICULARLY IN THE BURDWAN DISTRICT, WHERE OPPOSING GROUPS ENGAGED IN VIOLENT CLASHES.

    POLICE WERE ON HAND FOR YESTERDAY'S (THURSDAY'S) DEMONSTRATION, WHICH ALTHOUGH ORDERLY, ENDED WITH SEVERAL ARRESTS BEING MADE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4VV5SFHZHK3MMA2VFUG43V5U3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VV5SFHZHK3MMA2VFUG43V5U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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