• Short Summary

    YAMUNANAGAR, AND PANIPAT, INDIA

    Six towns in India were put under curfew on May 14, to prevent further bloodshed during protest strikes which shut most shops and offices in Punjab and two neighbouring states.Schools and universities throughout the states were shut and interstate buses were not running.The states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachad were virtually brought to a standstill by the strikes called in protest against the killing, two days earlier, of a Hindu newspaper editor.The town of Yamunanagar was one of those where the striking was particularly effective, with most shops securely closed with padlocks.In Panipat, paramilitary police patrolled the streets, following stone-throwing incidents in which several people were injured.The strikers were protesting against the murder in Jullundur of Ramesh Chander, Editor-in-Chief of the Hind Samacha group of newspaper who was killed by Sikh extremists.Chander's father was also killed by extremists three years ago.In a front page editorial in the group's papers, Chander's eldest son, Ashwani Minna, vowed to continue the work of his father and grandfather in promoting communal harmony.In New Delhi, a delegation of opposition politicians has asked Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to allow a more liberal issue of weapons licences, so that citizens could protect themselves against extremists.The delegation, from the National Democratic Alliance, also asked for the army to be sent in if paramilitary forces proved unable to control the violence in Punjab where Sikhs are campaigning for greater religious and political freedoms.

  • Description

    1. TV Old Yamunanagar town 0.05
    2. GV Passers-by on bicycles past row of shuttered shops 0.10
    3. SV PULL BACK TO GV Armed police walking down main street of Panipat 0.16
    4. SVs Burnt out shopfronts (2 shots) 0.26
    5. SV Closed restaurant 0.30
    6. GV/SV ZOOM INTO Parade of closed shops, with padlocks (4 shots) 0.54
    7. GV Closed cinema 0.58
    8. GV Closed shops 1.02
    InitialsMLE/BB


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: YAMUNANAGAR, AND PANIPAT, INDIA

    Six towns in India were put under curfew on May 14, to prevent further bloodshed during protest strikes which shut most shops and offices in Punjab and two neighbouring states.Schools and universities throughout the states were shut and interstate buses were not running.The states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachad were virtually brought to a standstill by the strikes called in protest against the killing, two days earlier, of a Hindu newspaper editor.The town of Yamunanagar was one of those where the striking was particularly effective, with most shops securely closed with padlocks.In Panipat, paramilitary police patrolled the streets, following stone-throwing incidents in which several people were injured.The strikers were protesting against the murder in Jullundur of Ramesh Chander, Editor-in-Chief of the Hind Samacha group of newspaper who was killed by Sikh extremists.Chander's father was also killed by extremists three years ago.In a front page editorial in the group's papers, Chander's eldest son, Ashwani Minna, vowed to continue the work of his father and grandfather in promoting communal harmony.In New Delhi, a delegation of opposition politicians has asked Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to allow a more liberal issue of weapons licences, so that citizens could protect themselves against extremists.The delegation, from the National Democratic Alliance, also asked for the army to be sent in if paramilitary forces proved unable to control the violence in Punjab where Sikhs are campaigning for greater religious and political freedoms.

    Source: REUTERS - JAGDISH KAPOOR

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS5LISICTNO4T40PRSEG1QSAF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS5LISICTNO4T40PRSEG1QSAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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