• Short Summary

    Several policemen were injured on Saturday (19 August) when confronted by angry residents in the New Delhi suburb of Shahdara.

  • Description

    Several policemen were injured on Saturday (19 August) when confronted by angry residents in the New Delhi suburb of Shahdara.

    Backed by groups of students, the residents attacked their local police station, burning police vans and jeeps as well as threatening men on duty inside. They were agitated over the alleged murder of a popular home guard officer by a sub-inspector of police.

    What had started as an angry verbal protest quickly escalated into full-scale violence as police started jostling people out of the station, and were in turn stoned.

    The use of teargas by the besieged policemen caused the clash go flare into a fullscale riot, during which there were serious injuries on both sides. Even a police horse was badly hurt in the skirmish.

    Meanwhile local authorities pleaded with both sides for peace, and railway chiefs diverted long-distance trains from the key Shahdara station when rioters damaged a bridge nearby.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97TGKDRLOLRFQQZL28PEE2CMC
    Media URN:
    VLVA97TGKDRLOLRFQQZL28PEE2CMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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