• Short Summary

    CALCUTTA, ONE OF INDIA'S LARGEST CITIES, WAS CRIPPLED BY A GENERAL STRIKE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE?

  • Description

    1.
    GV EMPTY STREETS IN CALCUTTA.
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    2.
    GV DESERTED WRITERS BUILDING, PAN ACROSS NEAR EMPTY STREETS
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    3.
    GV MAIN STREET IN DALHOUSIE, CHILDREN PLAYING FOOTBALL IN ROAD
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    4.
    GV PAN CLOSED SHOPS (2 SHOTS)
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    5.
    GV DESERTED HAND CARTS
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    6.
    GV PAN ACROSS STREET TO DESERTED TRAIN YARDS
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    Background: CALCUTTA, ONE OF INDIA'S LARGEST CITIES, WAS CRIPPLED BY A GENERAL STRIKE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE STRIKE HAD BEEN CALLED BY THE UNITED FRONT POLITICAL PARTIES IN PROTEST AGAINST THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FOOD SUPPLIES FOR WEST BENGAL. THE STRIKE LASTED 24 HOURS.

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE WERE ASKED FOR SUPPORT BY THE STRIKE LEADERS -- MANY OF THEM MINISTERS OF THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT. IT WAS ALSO DIRECTED AGAINST FOOD-HOARDERS, BLACK MARKETEERS, PROFITEERS AND OTHER INTERESTS WHO HAVE BEEN CAPITALISING ON WEST BENGAL'S FOOD SCARCITY.

    MINISTERS AND GOVERNMENT SECRETARIES STAYED AWAY FROM WRITERS BUILDING, THE STATE SECRETARIAT AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT INFORMED THE RAILWAYS, AN INDIAN GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKING, THAT IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE POLICE PROTECTION FOR TRAINS RUNNING THROUGH THE STRIKE-BOUND STATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9I5EG9CDIEH72GETN0SF4YCSA
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I5EG9CDIEH72GETN0SF4YCSA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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