• Short Summary

    ABOUT FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A DEMONSTRATION PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF MADRAS, ON SUNDAY, SEEKING THE CREATION OF A TAMIL-SPEAKING STATE IN SOUTHERN INDIA.

  • Description

    ABOUT FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A DEMONSTRATION PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF MADRAS, ON SUNDAY, SEEKING THE CREATION OF A TAMIL-SPEAKING STATE IN SOUTHERN INDIA.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY THE DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAKAM PARTY - A SMALL GROUP IN OPPOSITION TO THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY. IN THE LAST STATE ELECTIONS, IT WON 50 SEATS TO BECOME THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY IN MADRAS. ITS POLICY IS FOR A SEPARATE TAMIL STATE, BASED ON LANGUAGE RATHER THAN POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

    THE PROCESSION WAS THREE MILES LONG AND WAS HELD MAINLY TO DEMONSTRATE ITS STRENGTH TO THE GOVERNMENT. POLICE TOOK ELABORATE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT ANY VIOLENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWPO58M38M5HM3V4H39MGSK4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABWPO58M38M5HM3V4H39MGSK4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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