• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S POLITICAL SITUATION AND THE ROLE OF THE BUDDHISTS IN BRINGING PEACE TO THE COUNTRY WERE DISCUSSED AT THE BUDDHIST NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S POLITICAL SITUATION AND THE ROLE OF THE BUDDHISTS IN BRINGING PEACE TO THE COUNTRY WERE DISCUSSED AT THE BUDDHIST NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    BUDDHIST REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS PROVINCES ATTENDED, INCLUDING TWO TOP POLITICAL MONKS: VENERABLE THICH TINH KHIET AND THICH TAM CHAU.

    BEFORE THE DISCUSSIONS GOT UNDERWAY, THE CONGREGATION PRAYED BEFORE A HUGE STATUE OF BUDDHA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, VENERABLE CHAU SAID THE NEWLY-FORMED BUDDHIST PEACE MOVEMENT HAD REPEATEDLY CALLED FOR A PULL-OUT BY AMERICAN FORCES FROM SOUTH VIETNAM AND BY CHINESE AND RUSSIAN MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM NORTH VIETNAM. THE SITUATION, HE ADDED, HAD TAKEN A NEW TURN, THE BATTLEGROUND HAD BEEN ENLARGED AND THE RAVAGES OF WAR HAVE SPREAD TO THE NORTH. THE FIGHTING WAS BOUND TO GROW MORE AND MORE BLOODY.

    MEANWHILE, SOUTH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADORS SUMMONED FROM ABROAD HAVE MET FOR AN APPRAISAL OF THE 28-DAY OLD GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES INCLUDING ITS DESIRE FOR PEACE. THE MOVE CAME AMID MOUNTING INTERNATIONAL MOVES TOWARDS A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT IN THE LIGHT OF THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY TO USE ALL MEANS, MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC, TO HALT COMMUNIST AGGRESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y00WD345J8YKIT5FYYJWPQ2K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y00WD345J8YKIT5FYYJWPQ2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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