• Short Summary

    Congress Oasty of West Bengal seized upon the arrest of India's former Prime Minister to gather its cadres and organise itself.

  • Description

    1.
    GVs of slogan shouting Congress demonstrations including youth Congress march fast towards Government House in Calcutta.


    2.
    Congress flags, CVs marchers, effigy of the Home Minister.


    3.
    More shots of the procession, Back GV and uninterested watcher in rickshaw...


    4.
    Police cordon near the Government House.


    5.
    Police cordon..zoom into demonstrators at long distance.


    6.
    Demonstrators running towards police cordons..break the cordon, rush into police vans..but police refuse to arrest them.


    7.
    Effigy of India's Home Minister Mr. Charan Singh, demonstrating beating it with shoes etc.


    8.
    Top GVs and tele shots of effigy burnt, demonstrators beatty with strike and GV zoom open to general shot, pan to police vans etc.


    9.
    Tele shot of Lion insignia on the Government House entrance ... zoom open to demonstration inv front.


    10.
    CV of burning effigy...zoom open....




    Initials


    Will give you exact figure of those finally arrested by telex but at the ??? demonstration about 200 had been arrested

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Congress Oasty of West Bengal seized upon the arrest of India's former Prime Minister to gather its cadres and organise itself. About three to five thousand them marched towards the Governor's House carrying an effigy of the Home Minister Mr. Charan Singh. They shouted slogans demanding freedom for Mrs. Gandhi and end to dictatorship of Charan Singh (India's Minister for Home Affairs)'. And at the Esplanade East (the area outside the Governor's house), the demonstrators kept struggling to be arrested, but the police though keeping arrest vans ready just did not arrest them and allowed them to shout themselves hoarse. Ten came the burning of the effigy. Agitated demonstrators beat the burning effigy with sticks and shoes. A former Minister of West Bengal Mr. SUBROTO MUKERJEE also another Minister Mr. NASKAR addressed the crowd from ??? The demonstrators of the Party belonged to pro-Indira Gandhi ??? of the Congress party in West Bengal. Not able absentees from the demonstration were all the leaders of the Congress Party in West Bengal including the former Chief Minister Mr. S.S. Ray one time close ally of Mrs. Gandhi.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6UN771OPB8BFTU3VVS42I71C2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UN771OPB8BFTU3VVS42I71C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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