• Short Summary

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, INTERRUPTED HER OFFICIAL SCHEDULE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO VISIT RIOT RAVAGED AHMEDABAD -- CENTRE OF HINDU-MOSLEM VIOLENCE IN WHICH MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE HAVE DIED DURING THE LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, INTERRUPTED HER OFFICIAL SCHEDULE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO VISIT RIOT RAVAGED AHMEDABAD -- CENTRE OF HINDU-MOSLEM VIOLENCE IN WHICH MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE HAVE DIED DURING THE LAST WEEK.

    ONE OF THE STOPS DURING MRS. GANDHI'S TOUR OF THE CITY WAS AT A LARGE REFUGEE CAMP. THE CAMP PROVIDES SHELTER, FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE FOR ABOUT 800 OF THE ESTIMATED 15,000 PEOPLE MADE HOMELESS BY THE RIOTS.

    MRS GANDHI ALSO STOPPED TO EXAMINE A MOSQUE RUINED IN THE RIOTS. AND SHE WENT ON TO SEE THE JACANNATH TEMPLE WHERE THE RIOTS BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 18 -- AFTER COWS FROM THE HINDU TEMPLE HAD BEEN DRIVEN THROUGH A MOSLEM AREA OF THE CITY.

    THERE WERE FURTHER OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE IN THE STRICKEN CITY DURING AND AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT. SEVENTEEN PEOPLE DIED IN ATTACKS ON TWO TRAINS. POLICE AND TROOPS CONTINUED TO ENFORCE A ROUND-THE-CLOCK CURFEW AS MRS. GANDHI DROVE THROUGH THE CITY ACCOMPANIED BY A HEAVY SECURITY GUARD.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER HER TOUR, MRS. GANDHI CALLED AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF CHIEF MINISTERS OF INDIAN STATES TO DISCUSS THE HINDU-MOSLEM RIOTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CKVGGB6R3HBDOBDOSVFCOXTP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CKVGGB6R3HBDOBDOSVFCOXTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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