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    Alarm in Pakistan over the May 18 nuclear test by India prompted a big anti-nuclear demonstration in Islamabad on Thursday (25 July).

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    Alarm in Pakistan over the May 18 nuclear test by India prompted a big anti-nuclear demonstration in Islamabad on Thursday (25 July). Hundreds of protestors defied a government ban on the assembly of more than five people to condemn this new nuclear "menace".

    The demonstration was organised by a new movement called the Front Against the Indian Nuclear Threat -- FAINT for short. It's been formed by Pakistan barrister Muhammad Aslam Jan with one prime object: to awaken world opinion to take action against India's development of "weapons of human destruction".

    FAINT demonstrators launched their appeal at several Islamabad Embassies -- those of the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain, Canada, Japan and Switzerland (which looks after the interests of India in Pakistan).

    As a symbolic gesture, the protest march between the embassies was led by a four-year-old boy, standing for the future generations of Pakistan felt to be under threat from nuclear devices.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZXUP98QQI4T0WNMSF8X48OU5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZXUP98QQI4T0WNMSF8X48OU5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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