• Short Summary

    IN NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL, HUNDREDS OF INDIANS ARE STAGING A THREE-DAY FAST IN PROTEST AT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    IN NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL, HUNDREDS OF INDIANS ARE STAGING A THREE-DAY FAST IN PROTEST AT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING IN THE COUNTRY. THEIR DEMONSTRATION IS PART OF A NATION-WIDE EFFORT TO PERSUADE THE GOVERNMENT TO RAISE WAGES, AND PASS LEGISLATION PREVENTING FURTHER RISES IN COSTS. ALTOGETHER FIFTY THOUSAND INDIANS ARE TAKING PART IN THE FAST. THEY CLAIM TO REPRESENT THE WHOLE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT IN INDIA WHICH NUMBERS MANY MILLIONS.

    THE FASTERS CLAIM THAT IMMEDIATE PAY RISES ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP UP WITH THE RISING COST OF LIVING BROUGHT ABOUT BY RECENT CROP FAILURES, DEFICIT FINANCING AND THE GENERAL SLACKENING IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION. BANNERS CARRIED BY THE DEMONSTRATORS ALSO CRITICISE THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS FAILURE TO CONTROL THE RISE IN COSTS.

    DESPITE EFFORTS TO KEEP THE PRICES DOWN, COSTS CONTINUE TO SOAR. REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI SAY THAT THE IMPENDING BUDGET MUST IMPOSE STILL MORE TAXES TO PROVIDE FOR INDIA'S BIG DEFENCE EXPENDITURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE9BRZAL5ZE5N82A1RSMZ2M28
    Media URN:
    VLVABE9BRZAL5ZE5N82A1RSMZ2M28
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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