• Short Summary

    ABOUT 25 PEOPLE, INCLUDING SEVERAL POLICEMEN, WERE INJURED DURING A DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY OUTSIDE A BUILDING WHERE INDIA'S RULONG CONGRESS PARTY WAS MEETING IN BOMBAY.

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    DELEGATES, INCLUDING MRS GANDHI, ARRIVING; PRESIDENT KAMRAJ ADDRESSING DELEGATES IN HALL; DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE; POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS FIGHTING; COMMUNIST LEADER S.M. JOSHI ADDRESSING CROWD.




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    Background: ABOUT 25 PEOPLE, INCLUDING SEVERAL POLICEMEN, WERE INJURED DURING A DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY OUTSIDE A BUILDING WHERE INDIA'S RULONG CONGRESS PARTY WAS MEETING IN BOMBAY. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY A JOINT COMMITTEE OF OPPOSITION PARTIES OVER THE QUESTION OF RESOLVING STATE BORDERS BETWEEN MAHARASHTA AND MYSORE STATES. SOME GROUPS WANT PART OF MYSORE, WHERE MARATHI IS THE PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE, TRANSFERRED TO MAHARASHTRA.

    ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION. POLICE SURROUNDED THE DEMONSTRATORS SOME YARDS FROM THE HALL AND, AS VIOLENCE BROKE OUT, THEY DREW BATONS AND CANES TO BREAK UP THE CROWD.

    MEANWHILE, SEVEN STUDENTS BEGAN A 24-HOUR EAST TO PROTEST AGAINST A PROPOSED 107 MILLION STERLING INDO-AMERICAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION. THEY, TOO, STAGED THEIR DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE CONGRESS PARTY'S MEETING PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60IQ2EAGGP4ZNA691X6WF37HT
    Media URN:
    VLVA60IQ2EAGGP4ZNA691X6WF37HT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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