• Short Summary

    INDIA CELEBRATED THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF REPUBLIC DAY ON TUESDAY WITH A MASSIVE PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF NEW DELHI.

  • Description

    INDIA CELEBRATED THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF REPUBLIC DAY ON TUESDAY WITH A MASSIVE PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF NEW DELHI. AT THE SAME TIME THE WAVE OF VIOLENCE CONTINUED IN THE STATE OF MADRAS PROTESTING AGAINST THE INTRODUCTION OF HINDI AS INDIA'S OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. IN MADRAS CITY A MAN SOAKED HIMSELF IN PETROL AND BURNED TO DEATH IN A DEMONSTRATION. POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND MADE BATON CHARGES DURING OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE. HUNDREDS OF ARRESTS WERE REPORTED.

    THE PARADE INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH OF THE ARMED FORCES. THE INFANTRY TROOPS CARRIED THEIR NEW AUTOMATIC RIFLES, WHICH ARE NOW UNDER PRODUCTION IN INDIA. ALSO ON PARADE WERE SOME OF THE DOGS WHICH HAVE BEEN TRAINED FOR USE IN FORWARD FIGHTING POSITIONS.

    THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE NATION'S DEFENCE FORCES WAS ALSO HIGHLIGHTED WITH THE APPEARANCE OF A BATTALION OF GIRLS FROM THE NATION CADET CORPS.....

    AFTER THE MILITARY PARADE THE CROWD SAW A PROCESSION OF TABLEAUX REPRESENTING VARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF INDIAN HISTORY.

    THERE WERE NO DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL, OR IN MOST OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION TO THE INTRODUCTION OF HINDI IN OTHER NON-HINDI SPEAKING AREAS. VIOLENCE HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED IN THE TAMIL-SPEAKING SOUTH WHERE THERE IS FEELING AGAINST ALLEGED NORTH INDIAN DOMINATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GJ8FUY6M62VIUYDGGGXIK30Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GJ8FUY6M62VIUYDGGGXIK30Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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