• 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

    1.
    GV PRIME MINISTER'S HOUSE
    0.06

    2.
    SV POSTER "MASS HUNGER STRIKE"
    0.10

    3.
    SV PAN. WOMEN MARCH PAST SHOUTING AND SINGING
    0.30

    4.
    SV PAN. WOMEN RAISING ARMS AND SHOUTING
    0.42

    5.
    CU OLD WOMAN
    0.45

    6.
    GV CROWD AND WOMEN SHOUTING
    0.55

    7.
    GV WOMEN ROUND FIRE
    1.04

    8.
    SV PASSING ROUND HOLY WATER
    1.10

    9.
    CU POURING HOLY WATER ONTO FIRE
    1.26

    10.
    GV RALLY BEHIND POSTER
    1.26



    Initials JM/V/RM/JM JM/V/MR/PC


    EDITORS: NATURAL EFFECTS TRACK INCLUDED WITH THIS ITEM.

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    Background: 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 - Including 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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