• Short Summary

    NEW DELHI - A CROWD OF BETWEEN 300 AND 500 WOMEN SAT DOWN AND FASTED OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    NEW DELHI - A CROWD OF BETWEEN 300 AND 500 WOMEN SAT DOWN AND FASTED OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. SHASTRI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), IN A PROTEST AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES.

    SHOUTING AND CHANTING SLOGANS, THEY SAT ON THE LAWN OUTSIDE MR. SHASTRI'S HOUSE AND STARTED THE HAVAN - PRAYERS BEFORE THE HOLY FIRE - CALLING ON DEVINE MERCY TO BRING A BUMPER CROP AND CAUSE PRICES TO DROP.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE RIGHT-WING 'JANSANGH' PARTY, DREW ALL TYPES OF WOMEN - OLD, YOUNG, UNMARRIED, MARRIED AND MANY CARRYING CHILDREN - TO THE PROTEST. THEY HANDED IN A MEMORANDUM TO THE PRIME MINISTER CALLING ON HIM TO TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE PRICES.

    THE FASTING IS EXPECTED TO GO ON FOR 10 DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IQZHTCTQWL0C1A0XX6M41Q5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IQZHTCTQWL0C1A0XX6M41Q5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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