• Short Summary

    A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE IN KERALA STATE, SOUTHERN INDIA, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WAS ACCOMPANIED BY WIDESPREAD DEMONSTRATION THERE AGAINST THE RECENT CUT IN THE RICE STATION.

  • Description

    A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE IN KERALA STATE, SOUTHERN INDIA, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WAS ACCOMPANIED BY WIDESPREAD DEMONSTRATION THERE AGAINST THE RECENT CUT IN THE RICE STATION. DEMONSTRATORS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE STATE CAPITAL, TRIVANDRUM AND NEIGHBOURING TOWNS CALLING FOR THE RESUMPTION OF THE NORMAL RATION. THE CUT HAD BEEN MADE BECAUSE OF THE CRITICAL DROUGHT SITUATION WHICH IS THREATENING INDIA WITH FAMINE.

    THE STRIKE AND THE DEMONSTRATIONS HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE CONGRESS AS WELL AS OPPOSITION PARTIES -- ALTHOUGH THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTERS, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, ANNOUNCED ONLY HOURS BEFORE THE STRIKE BEGAN THAT HALF THE CUT HAD BEEN RESTORED.

    IN KERALA THE RICE RATION WILL NOW BE ABOUT 140 GRAMS (5 OUNCES) A DAY.

    LATER IN THE DAY VIOLENCE WAS TO BREAK OUT IN TRIVANDRUM WHEN A CROWD OF ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS SACKED PART OF THE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION IN THE CITY. TROOPS FIRED RIFLES AND USED TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP RIOTING DEMONSTRATORS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAY6FAJ6RYDP2KNHQTI1L8W9EI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY6FAJ6RYDP2KNHQTI1L8W9EI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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