Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi addressed a large crowd of students and teachers at?
Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi addressed a large crowd of students and teachers at Delhi University on Friday (10 December). Mrs. Gandhi told the crowd of some 100,000 people that India had neither accepted nor rejected the United Nations General Assembly call for a ceasefire in the war with Pakistan. She accepted a cheque for 110,000 Rupees (GBP6,000 Sterling) for the National Defence Fund.
At the American Embassy in the capital on Friday, the Jan Sangh party staged a demonstration to condemn what the party calls "America's shameless betrayal of democracy and freedom" by condemning India's role in the war with Pakistan.
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SYNOPSIS: Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi told a crowd of some 100,000 students and teachers from Delhi University on Friday that India had neither accepted nor rejected the United Nations General Assembly call for a ceasefire.
One purpose of the rally was to present the Indian Prime Minister with a cheque for 110,000 Rupees for the National Defence Fund. The money was collected by the students.
Mrs. Gandhi told the crowd that India wouldn't be forced into any action which was against its national interests. She also said that it hurt when certain countries blamed India for the war.
Also in Delhi on Friday, members of the right-wing Jan Sangh parties marched to the American Embassy to protest the Nixon Administration's condemnation of India's role in the war.
When the demonstrators reached the Embassy, they were stopped by police lined up at the entrance. Jan Sangh representatives later did submit a protest note to American officials.
The Jan Sangh note condemned what it called the Nixon Administration's private war against India. The Jan Sangh accused the administration of falsifying facts about the events leading up to the conflict and claimed that the United States acted with malice in halting military and economic aid to India.