• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 2,000 OF NEW DELHI'S 8,000 MUNICIPAL STREET SWEEPERS WENT ON STRIKE LAST WEEK, DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF 70 COLLEAGUES ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT DURING A MUNICIPAL SWEEPER'S STRIKE LAST MONTH.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 2,000 OF NEW DELHI'S 8,000 MUNICIPAL STREET SWEEPERS WENT ON STRIKE LAST WEEK, DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF 70 COLLEAGUES ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT DURING A MUNICIPAL SWEEPER'S STRIKE LAST MONTH. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THEY DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR. NANDA, DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF IMPRISONED MEN.

    THE TROUBLE STARTED LAST MONTH WHEN THE SWEEPERS WENT ON STRIKE TO PRESS CLAIMS FOR LIVING QUARTERS, BETTER SALARIES, AND CHEAPER CONSUMER COMMODITIES. VIOLENCE ERUPTED DURING THIS STRIKE AND IT WAS AS A DIRECT RESULT THAT THE 70 STREET-SWEEPERS WERE ARRESTED AND IMPRISONED.

    THIS STRIKE WAS CALLED OFF AFTER LOCAL CONGRESSMEN HAD INTERVENED WITH THE PROMISE OF AN INQUIRY INTO THE MEN'S GRIEVANCES AND THE RELEASE OF THE SWEEPERS. WHEN THE SWEEPERS WERE NOT RELEASED A FURTHER STRIKE WAS CALLED.

    ANGRY SWEEPERS COLLECTED YESTERDAY OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF MR. NANDA, MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS, AND DEMONSTRATED FOR THE RELEASE OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. POLICE STOOD ROUND THE BUILDING DURING THE DEMONSTRATION, KEEPING THE SWEEPERS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE DEMONSTRATORS WANTED TO SEND A DEPUTATION TO MEET THE HOME MINISTER, BUT THIS WAS REFUSED.

    LOCAL CONGRESS LEADERS ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE MEN'S GRIEVANCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB378M3WHQXA4LZSDNQISN6IJH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB378M3WHQXA4LZSDNQISN6IJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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