• Short Summary

    OVER 400 DEMONSTRATORS BELONGING TO THE JANA SANGH AND SMYUKTA SOCIALIST PARTY WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA, YESTERDAY (13 MAY), ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE PROTESTS AGAINST THE HANDING OVER OF 350 SQUARE MILES (ABOUT 900 SQUARE KILOMETRES) OF THE RANN OF KUTCH TO PAKISTAN.

  • Description

    OVER 400 DEMONSTRATORS BELONGING TO THE JANA SANGH AND SMYUKTA SOCIALIST PARTY WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA, YESTERDAY (13 MAY), ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE PROTESTS AGAINST THE HANDING OVER OF 350 SQUARE MILES (ABOUT 900 SQUARE KILOMETRES) OF THE RANN OF KUTCH TO PAKISTAN.

    SEVERAL WOMEN AND ONE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WERE REPORTED SLIGHTLY INJURED DURING THE ARRESTS, WHICH FOLLOWED THE DAILY ATTEMPT TO REACH PARLIAMENT HOUSE - THERE TO REGISTER PROTEST AGAINST THE AWARD MADE BY AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL IN FEBRUARY. POLICE CHIEFS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE PROMISED AN INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT POLICEMEN MANHANDLED SEVERAL OF THE FEMALE DEMONSTRATORS.

    ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SINCE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE AWARD SHIFTED TO NEW DELHI FROM THE DESOLATE RANN FOUR DAYS AGO. ABOUT 250 NEW DELHI DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING 15 WOMEN, WERE SENTENCED TO TEN DAYS GAOL ON SATURDAY. IN THE RANN ITSELF, ABOUT 3,600 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN THREE WEEKS FOR TRYING TO VIOLATE A BAN ON ENTRY INTO THE AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JPBXMUTGW75Y4RJ8ELK81LQY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JPBXMUTGW75Y4RJ8ELK81LQY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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