• Short Summary

    AN UNPRECEDENTED "TEENAGE REVOLT" WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) REPORTED TO BE SWEEPING INDIA AS MORE AND MORE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BOYCOTTED CLASSES, STAGED DEMONSTRATIONS AND BATTLED WITH THE POLICE IN SUPPORT OF VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL CHANGES AND REFORMS.

  • Description

    AN UNPRECEDENTED "TEENAGE REVOLT" WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) REPORTED TO BE SWEEPING INDIA AS MORE AND MORE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BOYCOTTED CLASSES, STAGED DEMONSTRATIONS AND BATTLED WITH THE POLICE IN SUPPORT OF VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL CHANGES AND REFORMS. YESTERDAY IT WAS TEACHERS WHO, IN CALCUTTA, STAGED A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST GOVERNMENT POLICY.

    SOME 10,000 TEACHERS OTHER SCHOOL STAFF GATHERED IN THE CALCUTTA MAIDAN, THE PUBLIC MEETING PLACE, AND MARCHED WITH BANNERS TO THE WEST BENGAL STATE ASSEMBLY BUILDING. ABOUT 500 OF THE TEACHERS COURTED ARREST BY BREAKING POLICE CORDONS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING. THE RALLY WAS ORGANISED BY THE ALL BENGAL TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF IMPROVED CONDITIONS AND SALARIES.

    A STRIKE BY WEST BENGAL TEACHERS HAS CLOSED ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE STATE SINCE THE 10TH OF THIS MONTH. THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT HAS REJECTED THE TEACHERS' DEMANDS ON THE GROUND OF A LACK OF FUNDS. A DEPUTATION FROM YESTERDAY'S RALLY SUBMITTED TO THE ASSEMBLY A MEMORANDUM FROM THE ASSOCIATION ALSO CALLING FOR FREE, COMPULSORY AND UNIVERSAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF 14.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VCLV3874V6W8LVAM84IJ5K2F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VCLV3874V6W8LVAM84IJ5K2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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