• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENCY OF CORAZON AQUINO IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE ROLE OF PAKISTANI OPPOSITION LEADER BENAZIR BHUTTO, HAVE SHATTERED MANY OF THE TRADITIONAL MYTHS ABOUT ASIAN WOMEN AND WHERE BHUTTO IS IN THE FOREFRONT OF WOMEN STORMING POLITICAL BASTIONS.

  • Description


    LAHORE, PAKISTAN (APRIL 10, 1986)


    1.
    TV/GV BENAZIR BHUTTO CLIMBING ON TO A VAN AND WAVING TO CROWD ON HER RETURN FROM EXILE (4 SHOTS LAHORE, PAKISTAN (APRIL 11, 1986)
    0.18

    2.
    SCU BENAZIR BHUTTO SPEAKING (ENG SP) CAIRO, EGYPT (NOVEMBER 4, 1985)
    1.03

    3.
    GV PAKISTAN'S PRESIDENT ZIA ENTERS NEWS CONFERENCE AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT BHUTTO (4 SHOTS) (ENG SP) KARACHI, PAKISTAN (SEPTEMBER 8, 1986)
    1.17

    4.
    GV BENAZIR BHUTTO SHOWERED WITH ROSE PETALS BY SUPPORTERS, AFTER HER RELEASE FROM PRISON. (2 SHOTS) DHAKA, BANGLADESH (AUGUST 1986)
    1.48

    5.
    GV SHEIKA HASINA WAZED AT RALLY
    1.58

    6.
    GV CROWDS AND CU OF SHEIKA HASINA WAZED DHAKA, BANGLADESH (SEPTEMBER 1986)
    2.19

    7.
    GV BEGUM KHALEDA ZIA AT BANGLADESH NATIONALIST PARTY RALLY (2 SHOTS) DELHI, INDIA (JULY 6 1986)
    2.36

    8.
    GV/CU LYING IN STATE OF HARIJAN LEADER, JAGJIVAN RAM
    2.41

    9.
    GV HIS FAMILY AROUND HIS BODY
    2.50

    10.
    CU DISTRUAUGHT WIDOW & GV OF BODY DELHI, INDIA (APRIL 3 1983)
    2.57

    11.
    GV MANEKA GANDHI PRESENTED WITH GARLANDS AT MEETING TO LAUNCH NEW POLITICAL PARTY, THE NATIONAL SAJAY ORGANIZATION,NAMED FOR HER LATE HUSBAND DELHI, INDIA (APRIL 13, 1976)
    3.13

    12.
    GV INDIAN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI GREETS SRI LANKAN PRIME MINISTER SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE AT AIRPORT AND CU OF INDIAN AND SRI KANKAN FLAGS (4 SHOTS)
    3.30


    TRANSCRIPT



    SEQ 2: BHUTTO: WE COULD HAVE TAKEN OVER POWER YESTERDAY.IF MY PARTY HAD BELIEVED IN VIOLENCE, IF WE HAD BELIEVED ON BLOODSHED, THAT CROWD WAS SO RESPONSIVE THAT WE COULD HAVE TAKEN LAHORE YESTERDAY: THE CANTONMENT ASSEMBLIES COULD HAVE BEEN BURNT DOWN AND RAISED TO THE GROUND, AND NO MATTER HOW MANY ARMIES GENERAL ZIA CALLED IN, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE FIVE MILLION PEOPLE, WHICH IS WHAT THERE WERE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE MENAR (SIC), OR TWO MILLION PEOPLE AT THE MENAR ITSELF, THERE'S NO NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING AGAINST THAT:BUT MY PARTY DID NOT WANT BLOODSHED, MY PARTY DOES NOT WANT VIOLENCE AND WE AGAIN REPEATED THAT 'HEAR THE CALL OF THE PEOPLE AND GIVE US A DATE FOR IMMEDIATE ELECTION'.



    SEQ 3 QUESTION (JOURNALIST)



    "BENAZIR BHUTTO, TODAY CHALLENGED YOU, BEFORE LEAVING KARACHI TO AN ELECTION SHOWDOWN, COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE US YOUR REACTION?" ANSWER GENERAL ZIA "CHIVALRY FORBIDS ME TO CHALLENGE A LADY"




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    Background: THE PRESIDENCY OF CORAZON AQUINO IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE ROLE OF PAKISTANI OPPOSITION LEADER BENAZIR BHUTTO, HAVE SHATTERED MANY OF THE TRADITIONAL MYTHS ABOUT ASIAN WOMEN AND WHERE BHUTTO IS IN THE FOREFRONT OF WOMEN STORMING POLITICAL BASTIONS. WHEN SHE RETURNED FROM EXILE IN APRIL, 1986, TO A RAPTUROUS WELCOME, BHUTTO VOWED TO OUST PRESIDENT MOHAMMED ZIA UL-HAQ, THE MAN WHO I HAD DEPOSED HERE FATHER, PRIME MINISTER ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO IN 1977. HE WAS EXECUTED ON MURDER CONSPIRACY CHARGES AND SINCE THEN BENAZIR BHUTTO HAS LED HER LATE FATHER'S PARTY, THE PAKISTAN PEOPLE'S PARTY. ANOTHER WOMAN TO ASSUME THE MANTLE OF HER POLITICIAN FATHER IS SHEIKHA HASINA WAZED. HER FATHER SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHHMAN, BANGLADESH'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, WAS KILLED BY ARMY OFFICER IN 1875.SHEIKHA HASINA'S OPPOSITION AWAMIM LEAGUE CONTESTED ELECTIONS LAST YEAR WHICH WERE WON OVERWHELMINGLY BY PRESIDENT ERSHAD'S JATIYA PARTY. THE OTHER MAIN OPPOSITION POLITICIAN BEGUM KHALEDA ZIA, LEADER OF THE BANGLADESH NATIONALIST PARTY, CRITICIZED THE AWAMI LEAGUE FOR NOT JOINING HER PARTY'S BOYCOTT OF THE ELECTIONS. HER HUSBAND, PRESIDENT ZIA, WAS ASSASSINATED IN 1981. INDIA HAS LONG BEEN USED TO THE IDEA OF POLITICALLY ACTIVE WOMEN. FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES, INDIRA GANDHI DOMINATED INDIAN POLITICS, MOST OF THAT TIME AS PRIME MINISTER, UNTIL HER ASSASSINATION IN 1984. HER FATHER, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, WAS INDIA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER. LAST YEAR, THE DEATH OF JAGJIVAN RAM,LEADER OF INDIAN'S LIGHT, MEIRA KUMAR, A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, HAS TAKEN OVER HERE FATHER'S ROLE IN THE HARIJAN COMMUNITY.THE STRONGEST CHALLENGE SHE FACES COME FROM HER NIECE, MAYDHAAVI QIRTI, WHOSE FATHER WAS JAGJIVAN RAM'S ONLY SON. IN 1983, MANEKA GANDHI LAUNCHED A NEW POLITICAL PARTY,IN OPPOSITION TO HER MOTHER-IN-LAW'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY. SINCE THEN, HER POLITICAL INFLUENCE HAS BEEN ON THE WANE. LITTLE MORE THAN A DECADE AGO,TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICIANS IN ASIA, MET IN DELHI: THEY WERE INDIRA GANDHI AND SRI LANKA'S SIRIMAVO BANDARANIKE, THE WORLD'S FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER. TODAY, BANDARANAIKE'S DAUGHTER CHANDRIKA KUMARATUNGA, IS A LEADING LEFT WING POLITICIAN IN SRI LANKA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAN2CW6MJ7OEJO47WRMS34UFDB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN2CW6MJ7OEJO47WRMS34UFDB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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