• Short Summary

    THIS YEAR'S MEETING OF THE ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE (AICC) OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN GOA.?

  • Description

    THIS YEAR'S MEETING OF THE ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE (AICC) OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN GOA. TWO THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING ON THE MEETING CLASHED WITH A POLICE CORDON AND IN THE FIGHTING AT LEAST 26 PEOPLE WERE INJURED, INCLUDING 5 POLICE.

    THE MARCHERS WERE DEMANDING A MERGER OF BELGIUM AND OTHER MARATHI-SPEAKING AREAS OF MYSORE STATE WITH NEIGHBOURING MAHARASHTRA, WHOSE LANGUAGE IS MARATHI.

    POLICE TRIED TO STOP THE MARCH ABOUT HALF A MILE BEFORE IT REACHED THE LARGE TENTED CONFERENCE AREA WHERE THE AICC IS MEETING. THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO BREAK THE POLICE CORDON, AND WERE DRIVEN BACK BY BATON CHANGES.

    THE INJURED WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL BUT MOST OF THEM WERE RELEASED.

    ONE OF THE CHIEF ISSUES WHICH WILL FACE THE CONFERENCE IS ATTENDED BY MRS. INDIRA GHANDHI THE PRIME MINISTER, IS EXPECTED TO BE A ATTEMPT BY PROHIBITIONISTS TO INTRODUCE A COMPLETE BAN ON ALCOHOL IN INDIA. THEY ARE DEMANDING THAT THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE COMPLETELY DRY BY OCTOBER 2ND 1969, THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MAHATMA GANDHI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0NN9JLBDVGAEQVB156JNM3PO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0NN9JLBDVGAEQVB156JNM3PO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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