• Short Summary

    A vicious fight between demonstrators and police broke out in the streets of New Delhi, India on monday (23 April).

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    A vicious fight between demonstrators and police broke out in the streets of New Delhi, India on monday (23 April). The demonstrators were members of a new "Guru" sect called Ananda Marga. They were demanding the release from prison of their spiritual leader Shri Ananda Murtiji who was jailed some seventeen months ago. His followers claim that while in prison their "Guru" was tortured and beaten. They also claim the authorities have tried to poison him. The demonstrators called for a judicial inquiry.

    During the demonstration, the Ananda Marga followers threatened self-immolation, or self-sacrifice by killing themselves. A fight erupted between the police and the demonstrators who rushed police vans escorting arrested followers.

    Police finally arrested more than one hundred of the demonstrators, but only after a savage street battle.

    SYNOPSIS: Vicious street fighting between religious demonstrators and police broke out in New Delhi, India, on Monday. The demonstrators were members of a new Indian "Guru" sect called Ananda Marga. They were protesting against the continued imprisonment of their spiritual leader Shri Ananda Murtiji.

    Police arrested more than one hundred of the demonstrators. During their march, the Ananda Marga had threatened self-immolation, or self sacrifice by killing themselves.

    Shri Ananda Murtiji, was imprisoned seventeen months ago. His followers claim that the authorities have beaten and tortured their "Guru" while in prison. They further claim that the authorities have attempted to poison him.

    The Ananda Marga sect had called for a judicial inquiry into their "Guru's" treatment. After their arrest at the demonstration, one hundred of them had joined him in prison.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85XH8J8BGFSMAJ8HHXRQX0VUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA85XH8J8BGFSMAJ8HHXRQX0VUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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