INDIAN AND PAKISTANI TROOPS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE EXCHANGED FIRE TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE JAMMU AREA OF KASHMIR.
LV Demonstrators march with banners
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SV Banner: "Down with anti-Indian stand of US and UK in the Security Council
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SV Demonstrators outside with banner: "Yankee Talbot go Home." "Kashmir not for Sale"
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Background: INDIAN AND PAKISTANI TROOPS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE EXCHANGED FIRE TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE JAMMU AREA OF KASHMIR. THIS NEW OUTBREAK OF FRICTION COMES AT THE END OF A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO NW DELHI BY MR. PHILLIPS TALBOT, UNITED STATES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE. HE HAD BEEN TALKING WITH INDIAN LEADERS ON A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE KASHMIR PROBLEM.
ON MONDAY THERE WAS A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN DELHI BY ABOUT A THOUSAND WORKERS, MOSTLY MEMBERS OF THE ALL INDIA COMMUNIST PARTY. MANY CARRIED BANNERS WITH SLOGANS INCLUDING "YANKEE TALBOT GO BACK" AND "DOWN WITH AMERICAN IMPERIALISM."
THERE WAS A STRONG POLICE CORDON AROUND THE EMBASSY AND IN SIDE ROADS LEADING TO IT. THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ADDRESSED BY THEIR LEADERS WHO URGED AMERICA NOT TO INTERFERE IN THE KASHMIR PROBLEM. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INCIDENTS.