• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED 10 THOUSAND INDIAN COMMUNISTS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED THROUGHOUT INDIA, DURING A THREE DAY WAVE OF PROTESTS AGAINST FOOD SHORTAGES AND PRICE SPIRAL.

  • Description

    AN ESTIMATED 10 THOUSAND INDIAN COMMUNISTS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED THROUGHOUT INDIA, DURING A THREE DAY WAVE OF PROTESTS AGAINST FOOD SHORTAGES AND PRICE SPIRAL. IN ONE DEMONSTRATION IN NEW DELHI, 47 COMMUNISTS WERE ARRESTED, (WEDNESDAY), DURING A PROTEST MARCH ON THE FOOD MINISTRY. CARRYING BANNERS, THE CROWD, (SEVERAL HUNDRED STRONG), CHANTED AS THEY PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS DEMANDING DEATH FOR FOOD HOARDERS AND THEIR ACCOMPLICES.

    THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ARRESTS REPORTED TO DATE HAVE BEEN IN ANDHRA STATE, WHERE THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. IN MADRAS, THE FIGURE IS PUT AT 14 HUNDRED AND IN UTTAR PRADESH AT 12 HUNDRED.

    THE COURTS HAVE BEEN BUSY HANDLING THE CASES OF THOSE ARRESTED, AND ACCORDING TO THE GRAVITY OF THE CHARGES SENTENCES RANGING FROM ONE DAY TO THREE MONTHS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED BY MAGISTRATES. IN OTHER CASES, FINES RANGING FROM ONE TO 100 RUPEES, HAVE BEEN IMPOSED.

    ON OF THE TOP LEADERS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN DELHI, MR. BHUPESH GUPTA, AND MR. FAROOKI, SECRETARY OF THE LOCAL PARTY BRANCH, URGED THEIR FOLLOWERS TO STORM THE FOOD MINISTRY BUILDING, CLAIMING THAT THE MINISTRY WAS PROTECTING FOOD HOARDERS.

    AS SEVERAL OF THE CROWD TRIED TO FORCE THEIR WAY INTO THE BUILDING, THEY WERE TAKEN IN CHARGE BY POLICE AND LED AWAY TO WAITING POLICE VANS. MR. GUPTA WAS AMONG THOSE ARRESTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAD4R7UNDJSXAC4111GNWSL4QD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAD4R7UNDJSXAC4111GNWSL4QD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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