• Short Summary

    ABOUT 5,000 DEMONSTRATORS COVERGED ON THE CENTRE OF NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE SOVIET INFORMATION CENTRE AND PROTEST AGAINST A REPORTED DECISION BY THE SOVIET UNION TO SELL ARMS TO PAKISTAN.

  • Description

    ABOUT 5,000 DEMONSTRATORS COVERGED ON THE CENTRE OF NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE SOVIET INFORMATION CENTRE AND PROTEST AGAINST A REPORTED DECISION BY THE SOVIET UNION TO SELL ARMS TO PAKISTAN. ABOUT 1,400 POLICE, HURLING TEARGAS GRENADES, ARRESTED SOME 400 OF THE DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF DELHI AND FIVE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS STAGED BY DELHI BRANCH OF THE JANA SANGH, THE RIGHT-WING HINDU NATIONALIST PARTY. HELD IN DEFIANCE OF AN OFFICIAL BAN, THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVER SEEN IN NEW DELHI. POLICE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE USED ABOUT 100 TEAR GAS GRENADES ON THE CROWD. AT LEAST 37 OF THE POLICEMEN WERE INJURED IN SCUFFLES WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS.

    ONLY A HANDFUL OF THE DEMONSTRATORS GOT THROUGH TO THE INFORMATION CENTRE, ONE OF THEIR LEADERS MANAGING TO PASTE A MEMORANDUM ON THE SHOW WINDOWS OF THE CENTRE. MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, SAID IN NEW DELHI TODAY THAT INDIA HAS INFORMED THE SOVIET UNION THAT FURTHER ARMS TO PAKISTAN WOULD ACCENTUATE THE TENSION ON THE INDO-PAKISTAN SUBCONTINENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77MYAZJ82WUQRZ58W0374TDLE
    Media URN:
    VLVA77MYAZJ82WUQRZ58W0374TDLE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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