• Short Summary

    An estimated 30,000 people marched to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's house in New Delhi on Sunday (6 October) to protest against corruption in public life, rising prices, unemployment and mis-government.

  • Description

    An estimated 30,000 people marched to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's house in New Delhi on Sunday (6 October) to protest against corruption in public life, rising prices, unemployment and mis-government.

    The march was led by elder statesman Acharya Kripalani, and members of all the opposition parties -- except the Communist Party -- took part.

    After the rally the leaders of the opposition parties presented Mrs. Gandhi with a Charter of Demands for reforms in India.

    The demands include the elimination of corruption, nepotism and inefficiency from Indian public life, the eradication of profiteering, smuggling and similar "social evils".

    They also called for the halting of inflation, increased production, no unemployment and reforms of the educational and electoral systems.

    Although it was peaceful, the march was seen as the first sign in the capital of "Bihar type" agitation against the Government. Over the last few months the northeastern state of Bihar has been the scene of bitter clashes between police and demonstrators seeking Government reforms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO137ZBDRCDEQ9MY7CMLT05OL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO137ZBDRCDEQ9MY7CMLT05OL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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