• Short Summary

    TALKS BETWEEN BUDDHIST LEADERS AND PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM...THE MEETING, HELD IN SAIGON LAST WEEK,?

  • Description

    TALKS BETWEEN BUDDHIST LEADERS AND PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM...THE MEETING, HELD IN SAIGON LAST WEEK, WAS SEEN BY OBSERVERS AS THE FIRST SIGN OF RECONCILIATION AIMED AT ENDING THE PRESENT CRISIS.

    LEADING THE DELEGATION WAS THE VENERABLE THICH THIEN HOA, SUPERIOR OF THE NATIONAL SANGKA ASSOCIATION.HE HAD BEEN EMPOWERED TO ATTEND TO ALL BUDDHIST AFFAIRS BY THE VENERABLE THICH TINH KHIET, SUPERIOR OF THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF BUDDHISTS, WHO IS NOW IN HOSPITAL.

    PRESIDENT DIEM WAS TOLD THE DELEGATION WANTED TO FIND A WAY ENABLING BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS TO RETURN TO THEIR PAGODAS AND LEAD A LIFE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN RELIGIOUS DOCTRINES.HUNDREDS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BECAUSE OF THEIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST ALLEGED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BY PRESIDENT DIEM AND HIS PREDOMINANTLY ROMAN CATHOLIC GOVERNMENT.

    WHILE EXACT FIGURES ARE NOT OBTAINABLE, THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF SAYS THAT SINCE THE PAGODA RAIDS THIS MONTH, 845 BUDDHISTS HAVE BEEN DETAINED.AND A STATE OF MARTIAL LAW IS STILL IN FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QDSZ8YKPIX4HWH3C6HOTUQH5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QDSZ8YKPIX4HWH3C6HOTUQH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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