• Short Summary

    JAIPUR, THE CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF RAJASTHAN, IS STILL UNDER CURFEW TODAY (THURSDAY) FOLLOWING TUESDAY'S RIOTS IN WHICH SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MANY INJURED.

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    JAIPUR, THE CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF RAJASTHAN, IS STILL UNDER CURFEW TODAY (THURSDAY) FOLLOWING TUESDAY'S RIOTS IN WHICH SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MANY INJURED. THE RIOTERS, WHO WERE FIRED ON BY POLICE, WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE FORMATION OF A STATE GOVERNMENT BY THE CONGRESS PARTY.

    THE CONGRESS PARTY FAILED TO OBTAIN AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN THE RAJASTHAN ASSEMBLY DURING THE RECENT GENERAL ELECTIONS, BUT THE STATE GOVERNOR ASKED IT TO FORM A GOVERNMENT AS THE LARGEST SINGLE PARTY. HOWEVER, THE OPPOSITION PARTIES CLAIM THEY ARE JOINTLY ABLE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.

    ALTHOUGH STREET PROCESSIONS WERE BANNED IN JAIPUR FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR'S APPROACH TO THE CONGRESS PARTY, A LARGE CROWD OF DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN THE CITY ON TUESDAY. POLICE OPENED FIRE TO QUELL THE DEMONSTRATORS, AND SEVEN PEOPLE WERE FURTHER RIOTS, QUELLED BY POLICE WITH TEAR GAS AND STEEL-TIPPED STAVES.

    THE POLICE IN JAIPUR HAVE ARRESTED AT LEAST 330 PEOPLE SINCE THE RIOTING BEGAN, CHARGING SEVERAL OF THEM WITH ARSON. AT LEAST 40 POLICEMEN HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE RIOTING. MEANWHILE,THE TOTAL OF INDIAN STATE GOVERNMENTS NO LONGER RULED BY THE ONCE-MIGHTY CONGRESS PARTY ROSE YESTERDAY TO SIX AS OPPOSITION GROUPS TOOK OFFICE IN THE PUNJAB AND ORISSA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RW46DVZMYL5N6VCZZVY90N9M
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RW46DVZMYL5N6VCZZVY90N9M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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