• Short Summary

    THE INDIAN HOME MINISTERS, MR. NANDA AND THE MINISTER OF FOOD, MR. SUBRAMANIAM, ARRIVED IN?

  • Description

    THE INDIAN HOME MINISTERS, MR. NANDA AND THE MINISTER OF FOOD, MR. SUBRAMANIAM, ARRIVED IN CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO REVIEW THE FOOD SITUATION IN WEST BENGAL.

    THE TWO MINISTERS WERE DRIVEN TO CALCUTTA WITH AN ESCORT OF 150 ARMED POLICE.

    THE SITUATION IN CALCUTTA AND THE CITY'S SUBURBS REMAINS TENSE AFTER VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY. PEOPLE RIOTED IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SERIOUS FOOD SHORTAGE IN THE WEST BENGAL AREA.

    ON FRIDAY POLICE OPENED FIRE ON STONE-THROWING DEMONSTRATORS AS THEY RAMPAGED THROUGH THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA.

    AT BASIRA, OUTSIDE CALCUTTA, A POST OFFICE WAS BURNED DOWN RIOTS, AND THE ANOTHER TOWN NEAR CALCUTTA, BEHALA, RIOTERS SET FIRE TO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING.

    HUNDREDS OF POLICE, HEAVILY ARMED, CONTINUE TO PATROL THE STREETS. A DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON EIGHT DISTRICTS IN CALCUTTA, AND POLICE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO FIRE ON RIOTERS ATTACKING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.

    THIRTY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE RIOTS IN CALCUTTA. THE DISTURBANCES FOLLOWED A GENERAL STRIKE TO PROTEST AGAINST THE FOOD POLICIES OF THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76WH8YN6RDBRWJ5VSLK57E5ZK
    Media URN:
    VLVA76WH8YN6RDBRWJ5VSLK57E5ZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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