• Short Summary

    WOMEN CARRYING BABIES WERE AMONG THE THOUSANDS WHO MARCHED TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE, NEW DELHI, INDIA, ON DECEMBER 4, SHOUTING SLOGANS DEMANDING THE SEVERING OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, AND CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF MR KRISHNA MENON, THE DEFENCE MINISTER.

  • Description

    WOMEN CARRYING BABIES WERE AMONG THE THOUSANDS WHO MARCHED TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE, NEW DELHI, INDIA, ON DECEMBER 4, SHOUTING SLOGANS DEMANDING THE SEVERING OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, AND CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF MR KRISHNA MENON, THE DEFENCE MINISTER.

    INSIDE PARLIAMENT HOUSE, THE GOVERNMENT WAS ABOUT TO DISCUSS INDIA'S POLICY TOWARDS THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC IN VIEW OF RECENT INCURSIONS INTO INDIAN TERRITORY. MR NEHRU, ADDRESSING PARLIAMENT RECENTLY IN NEW DELHI, DENIED "EXAGGERATED" REPORTS WHICH REPRESENTED THESE NEW "INCURSIONS" AS A SEIZURE OF 1,800 SQUARE MILES OF TERRITORY, BUT ADMITTED THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC HAD SET UP THREE NEW POSTS IN THE LADAKH AREA, ONE OF WHICH WAS TEN TO TWELVE MILES FURTHER INSIDE INDIAN TERRITORY THAN THE DEEPEST HITHERTO ESTABLISHED.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WERE NEEDED TO CONTROL THE NOISY CROWD WHICH PRESSED HARD AGAINST THE IRON RAILINGS OF GATES OF PARLIAMENT HOUSE. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT SPOKE TO THE DEMONSTRATORS, EXPLAINING THE ATTITUDE THEY WOULD ADOPT WHEN THE DISCUSSIONS BEGAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7IUJY08F97I4FGMLVPNIBV1U
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7IUJY08F97I4FGMLVPNIBV1U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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