• Short Summary

    AMRITSAR IS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER NINE DAYS OF TENSION ENDED ON MONDAY, WHEN A GROUP OF SIKHS LED BY SANT FATEH SINGH CALLED OFF THEIR THREAT TO BURN THEMSELVES TO DEATH.

  • Description

    AMRITSAR IS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER NINE DAYS OF TENSION ENDED ON MONDAY, WHEN A GROUP OF SIKHS LED BY SANT FATEH SINGH CALLED OFF THEIR THREAT TO BURN THEMSELVES TO DEATH. AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN THE SIKHS AND THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO DISCUSS FURTHER THE SIKHS' DEMAND THAT THE TOWN OF CHANDIGARH SHOULD BE THE CAPITAL OF THE SIKH-DOMINATED PUNJAB STATE.

    SHORTLY BEFORE THE SIKHS WERE DUE TO BURN THEMSELVES, THE SPEAKER OF THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT, MR. HUKAM SINGH ARRIVED AT THE GOLDEN TEMPLE, WHERE THE SIKH LEADER FATEH SINGH WAS FASTING. AFTER DISCUSSION, THE SIKHS CALLED OFF THEIR SELF-IMMOLATION THREAT.

    CROWDS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE TO HEAR THE SIKHS ANNOUNCE THEIR DECISION. LATER, HUNDREDS OF TELEGRAMS EXPRESSING JOY AT HIS DECISION, ARRIVED FOR FATEH SINGH. HE HAD FASTED FOR NINE DAYS.

    NOW, WITH THE LIFTING OF A CURFEW IN THE TOWN, AMRITSAR IS RETURNING TO NORMAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BWSLWKJ6IYGK31QCWVFVXDHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BWSLWKJ6IYGK31QCWVFVXDHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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