• Short Summary

    FIFTY-ONE COMMUNIST DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED IN INDIA'S CAPITAL, NEW DELHI, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A FIVE-DAY NATION-WIDE PRETEST BY INDIAN COMMUNISTS AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD.

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    FIFTY-ONE COMMUNIST DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED IN INDIA'S CAPITAL, NEW DELHI, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A FIVE-DAY NATION-WIDE PRETEST BY INDIAN COMMUNISTS AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD.

    THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATION IN NEW DELHI WAS OUTSIDE THE WHOLESALE FOOD GRAIN SHOPS IN THE CITY'S MAIN MARKET. ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE MARCH TO THE MARKET SHOUTING SLOGANS AGAINST PRICE INCREASES AND FOOD HOARDING. THE GRAIN MERCHANTS REPLIED WITH SLOGANS OF THEIR OWN, CALLING THE COMMUNISTS "ANTI-NATIONAL" AND "CHINESE AGENTS".

    WHEN POLICE MOVED IN AND ARRESTED SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS THEY ENCOUNTERED NO OPPOSITION. THE MEN WERE CHARGED WITH "OBSTRUCTION TO THE NORMAL TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS".

    IN OTHER CITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY THE PATTERN WAS MUCH THE SAME. THE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE RECOGNISED AS THE FIRST BIG TRIAL OF STRENGTH WITH MR. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI'S GOVERNMENT. IT IS REPORTED THAT THE COMMUNISTS INTEND TO MUSTER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND OF THEIR NUMBER TO COURT ARREST IN THE PRE-INDEPENDENCE STYLE OF PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION IN ALL THE MAIN CITIES DURING THESE FIVE DAYS.

    NO SERIOUS INCIDENTS OCCURRED ON THE FIRST DAY BUT IN ALL MORE THAN 1,500 DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED BY THE POLICE THROUGHOUT INDIA. MAIN TARGETS FOR THE PICKETS ARE GRAIN MARKETS (SUCH AS THAT AT NEW DELHI), DISTRICT COURTS AND BANKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZJFBMLMLRB0H01O5VMP3Q2MW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZJFBMLMLRB0H01O5VMP3Q2MW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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