• Short Summary

    Violence sparked off by the death of a 17-year-old Harijan (Untouchable) girl continued in the Karol Bagh section of Delhi, India, on Tuesday (12 September) - the fourth consecutive day.

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    Violence sparked off by the death of a 17-year-old Harijan (Untouchable) girl continued in the Karol Bagh section of Delhi, India, on Tuesday (12 September) - the fourth consecutive day.

    The "Untouchable" girl is reported to have committed suicide after her high-caste Hindu headmistress rebuffed her and refused to accept a food offering from her. The headmistress was arrested under the Untouchability Act which prohibits discrimination. in any form on the grounds of untouchability, but she was released on bail prompting the violent protests by residents.

    On Monday (11 September) angry residents had running battles with police, hurling rocks and bottles and setting fire to police vans and city transport buses. The police have tried to control the demonstrators with tear gas.

    The Hindu Nationalist Jan Sang Organisation has demanded a judicial enquiry into the girl's death, but ruling congress Party officials have alleged the Nationalists are merely making political capital out of the incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DS0G4ACRF8JYL4SW2B5ZP91N
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DS0G4ACRF8JYL4SW2B5ZP91N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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