• Short Summary

    FOUND GUILTY BY A SIKH RELIGIOUS COMMISSION OF VIOLATING HIS OWN VOW BY BREAKING HIS FAST UNTO DEATH WITHOUT OBTAINING A SEPARATE PUNJABI-SPEAKING STATE, MASTER TARA SINGH, THE 76-YEAR OLD AKALI LEADER, BEGAN A FIVE-DAY PENANCE DEC 5, CLEANING SHOES AND EATING UTENSILS OF VISITORS TO A NEW DELHI SIKH TEMPLE.

  • Description

    1.
    LV.TARA SINGH ARRIVES.
    0.05

    2.
    CU. DITTO.
    0.10

    3.
    LV.COMMUNITY EATING.
    0.15

    4.
    TV.FOOD BEING DISTRIBUTED.
    0.19

    5.
    SV. TARA SINGH REMOVES COAT PREPARING FOR HIS PUNISHMENT.
    0.34

    6.
    LV.TARA SINGH STARTS CLEANING SHOES.
    0.29

    7.
    SCU. DITTO.
    0.38

    8.
    CU.PAN..FROM SHOE WITH PART OF SOLE MISSING TO TARA CLEANING SAME.
    0.44

    9.
    GV.PEOPLE EATING WHILE TARA CLEANS SHOES.
    0.48

    10.
    SCU.PEOPLE WATCHING TARA.
    0.51

    11.
    SV.TARA SITS AND PREPARES TO WASH DISHES.
    0.57

    12.
    SV.TARA EMPTYING MUGS.
    1.05

    13.
    CU.TARA WASHING DISHES.
    1.12

    14.
    TV. DITTO.
    1.19



    Initials TDH/V/AW/FG


    EDITORS: REFER PROD NO. 5945 - 5967 - 6272 - 6302 - 6340 - 6364 - AND 7153/61

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOUND GUILTY BY A SIKH RELIGIOUS COMMISSION OF VIOLATING HIS OWN VOW BY BREAKING HIS FAST UNTO DEATH WITHOUT OBTAINING A SEPARATE PUNJABI-SPEAKING STATE, MASTER TARA SINGH, THE 76-YEAR OLD AKALI LEADER, BEGAN A FIVE-DAY PENANCE DEC 5, CLEANING SHOES AND EATING UTENSILS OF VISITORS TO A NEW DELHI SIKH TEMPLE.

    WHILE VISITORS TO THE TEMPLE ATE AT THE FREE COMMUNITY KITCHEN, THE MASTER SAT NEARBY ON THE GROUND AND CLEANED THEIR SHOES. AFTER THEY HAD FINISHED THE MEAL, HE WASHED THE DIRTY UTENSILS.

    IN THE GOLDEN SHRINE OF AMRITSAR - THE HOLIEST SIKH SHRINE IN INDIA - MASTER TARA SINGH BEGAN HIS FAST UNTO DEATH LAST AUGUST 14. HE CONTINUED WITH THE FAST UNTIL OCT 1, WHEN PRIME MINISTER NEHRU'S COMMUNIQUE ARRIVED TO SAY THAT THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD, AT THE END OF THE FAST, FORM A HIGH-LEVEL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE SIKH COMMUNITY.

    DEMONSTRATIONS FOLLOWED THE FAST'S END. SIKH FOLLOWERS SAID THE MASTER HAD FAILED THEM. SANT EATEH SINGH AND EIGHT OTHER MEMBERS OF THE AKALI DAL (SIKH PARTY) WORKING COMMITTEE, WHO HAD PERMITTED MASTER TARA SINGH TO BREAK HIS FAST, WERE ALSO FOUND GUILTY AND PUNISHED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7L1809R5UGPJK2LBPQEUWUET9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7L1809R5UGPJK2LBPQEUWUET9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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