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    AMRITSAR, INDIA

    President Zail Singh arrived in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on September 27 to tour the Golden Temple complex - the Sikhs' holiest shrine.

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    1. GV Golden Temple. 0.04
    2. GV Repaired temple. 0.06
    3. GV Complex. 0.11
    4. GV Sikhs seated on ground. 0.17
    5. GV Guru Granth Sahib. 0.20
    6. SVs President Zail Singh with high priests arriving at Akal Takht temple. (2 SHOTS) 0.35
    7. SV High priests seated with President Singh. 0.43
    8. CUs Jathedar Sahib Singh, high priest of Golden Temple, speaking as supporters watch. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.02
    9. SVs President Singh speaking as Guru Granth Sahib listens. (SOT) (3 SHOTS) 1.12
    10. GV PAN Damaged buildings in complex. (2 SHOTS) 1.17
    11. GV Facade of repaired temple with people seated listening to speakers. (2 SHOTS) 1.30
    12. GVs Police and security round complex. (4 SHOTS) 1.30
    13. SVs President Singh touring temple. (4 SHOTS) 1.42
    14. SV President Singh looking at damage. 2.04
    15. GVs & SVs President Singh being driven off as protesters chant slogans. (3 SHOTS) 2.26
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    Background: AMRITSAR, INDIA

    President Zail Singh arrived in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on September 27 to tour the Golden Temple complex - the Sikhs' holiest shrine. His visit coincided with reports that a mass march on the temple, planned for October 1, calling for the removal of troops posted there last June, was likely to be delayed or cancelled. The President met with the five high priests who said they expected the security forces to hand over the temple on September 29. In another conciliatory gesture, the priests also announced that President Singh had been exonerated of charges of religious offences. The Indian army stormed the complex in June to root out Sikh extremists who had staged an occupation. Despite the relaxation of security, army personnel are still in control of the complex, dotted at strategic points around the Sikhs' shrine. Some twelve soldiers still guard the entrance to the temple complex, and army and para-military personnel man barbed-wire barricades at approaches to the shrine. As President Singh left the complex, several hundred Sikhs had gathered outside to protest against the continuing army presence.

    Source: REUTERS - SURINDER KAPOOR

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    Film ID:
    VLVA610I3TI1ZPSWCV8D2PJBYLHU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA610I3TI1ZPSWCV8D2PJBYLHU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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