• Short Summary

    A TOTAL CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED IN SRINAGAR, CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF KASHMIR, FOLLOWING VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN HINDU AND MOSLEM FACTIONS.

  • Description

    A TOTAL CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED IN SRINAGAR, CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN STATE OF KASHMIR, FOLLOWING VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN HINDU AND MOSLEM FACTIONS. FOR THREE DAYS HINDUS HAVE BEEN PROTESTING AGAINST THE ALLEGED ABDUCTION AND FORCED MARRIAGE OF A HINDU GIRL TO A MOSLEM YOUTH.

    SO FAR MORE THAN 50 POLICE AND 250 DEMONSTRATORS HAVE BEEN INJURED IN FIGHTING.

    THE CURFEW HAD ALREADY BEEN IMPOSED IN THE OLD QUARTER OF THE CITY, BUT IT WAS EXTENDED TO COVER THE WHOLE CITY AT THE WEEKEND. IT WAS FEARED THAT THERE WOULD BE FURTHER OUTBREAKS WHEN HINDUS CELEBRATED THE BIRTHDAY OF LORD KRISHNA, ONE OF THEIR MAIN DEITIES.

    POLICE HERDED PEOPLE ONTO LORRIES TO BE DRIVEN TO THEIR HOMES BEFORE THE CURFEW WAS ENFORCED, AND STOPPED A CINEMA PERFORMANCE AND ORDERED THE AUDIENCE TO LEAVE.

    ACCORDING TO HINDUS, TEENAGE SHOPGIRL PARMESHWARI HANOOO WAS UNDER THE AGE OF CONSENT WHEN SHE WAS ABDUCTED. MOSLEMS WERE BLAMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZTPO11RTKCI6D8K7N6LTB1RZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABZTPO11RTKCI6D8K7N6LTB1RZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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