• Short Summary

    BLACK FLAGS FLEW FROM BUILDINGS IN CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS INDIA'S MUSLIMS STAGED A "PROTEST DAY" TO SHOW THEIR CONCERN OVER THE RECENT FIRE IN THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM.

  • Description

    BLACK FLAGS FLEW FROM BUILDINGS IN CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS INDIA'S MUSLIMS STAGED A "PROTEST DAY" TO SHOW THEIR CONCERN OVER THE RECENT FIRE IN THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM. LIKE OTHER BRANCHES OF ISLAM, THE INDIAN MUSLIMS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY HOLD ISRAEL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISASTER IN THEIR SHRINE.

    THE CALCUTTA MUSLIMS DEMONSTRATED THEIR PROTEST BY CLOSING DOWN ALL MUSLIM ESTABLISHMENTS -- SHOPS, STORES, CINEMAS, OFFICES AND HOTELS -- FOR THE DAY.

    THEY ALSO DECORATED THE STREETS WITH BLACK FLAGS, ANTI-ISRAEL POSTERS LAND EFFIGIES OF LEADING ISRAELIS.

    IN THE LATE AFTERNOON SEVERAL THOUSAND MUSLIMS GATHERED IN THE MAIDAN, CALCUTTA'S FAMOUS PARK, FOR A MASS MEETING AT WHICH MANY OF THEIR LEADERS SPOKE.

    WEST BENGAL, WHICH BORDERS EAST PAKISTAN, HAS A HIGH MUSLIM POPULATION. THE STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED THE PROTEST DAY, BUT MADE IT CLEAR THAT NO INTERFERENCE WITH ESSENTIAL SERVICES WOULD BE TOLERATED.

    POLICE AND THE ARMY WERE PUT ON STANDBY ALERT AND WARNINGS WERE ISSUED AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY THAT "ANTI-SOCIAL ELEMENTS" MIGHT ATTEMPT TO DISRUPT LAW AND ORDER. BUT NO DISORDERS WERE REPORTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SHRVJOZ195FBD8ARHQQJFNN5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SHRVJOZ195FBD8ARHQQJFNN5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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