• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY, (MONDAY) DELHI STUDENTS STAGED A BIG DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE PRIME MINISTER'S HOUSE.THEY WERE PROTESTING?

  • Description

    1.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS (TWO SHOTS)
    0.13

    2.
    CV PLACARDS "SACK AGENTS" ETC PAN TO REAR VIEW
    0.26

    3.
    MV DEMONSTRATORS PASSING CAMERA
    0.40

    4.
    GV DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE NEHRU'S RESIDENCE
    0.44

    5.
    CU DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING
    0.54

    6.
    SCU DITTO
    0.58

    7.
    CU DEMONSTRATORS
    1.08

    8.
    GV DEMONSTRATION
    1.12



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: YESTERDAY, (MONDAY) DELHI STUDENTS STAGED A BIG DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE PRIME MINISTER'S HOUSE.THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE 'VOICE OF AMERICA' AGREEMENT AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AIR PACT.BOTH THESE DEALS HAVE GIVEN RISE TO CONTROVERSY IN INDIA, SINCE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE FEELING THAT THEY ARE NOT IN KEEPING WITH INDIA'S POLICY OF "NON-ALIGNMENT."
    UNDER THE VOICE OF AMERICA AGREEMENT, SIGNED TWO WEEKS AGO, AMERICA WOULD SUPPLY INDIA WITH A 1,000 KILOWATT MEDIUM WAVE TRANSMITTER, BEAMED ON SOUTH-EAST ASIA FROM CALCUTTA, IN EXCHANGE FOR FACILITIES TO TRANSMIT ITS PROGRAMMES 3 HOURS DAILY AT PEAK HOURS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.THIS PROVISION AROUSED A STORM OF PROTEST FROM THE PRESS AND POLITICAL CIRCLES.

    THE INDIAN COMMUNIST PARTY DEMANDED CANCELLATION OF WHAT IT CALLED "THIS DISASTROUS DEAL" AND CALLED FOR MEETINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS.THE AGREEMENT, SAID A PARTY STATEMENT, WAS A "SERIOUS BREACH OF NON-ALIGNMENT POLICY - AN ACT WHICH WOULD SULLY INDIA'S IMAGE ABROAD."
    THE INDEPENDENT TIMES OF INDIA SAID THE AGREEMENT "OBVIOUSLY AND OUTRAGEOUSLY" COMPROMISED INDIA'S NON-ALIGNMENT POLICY.

    THE AIR PACT PROVIDES FOR BRITISH AND AMERICAN PLANES TO CARRY OUT JOINT AIR EXERCISE OVER INDIA IN THE COMING WINTER.ALTHOUGH THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS GONE TO CONSIDERABLE LENGTHS TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-ALIGNMENT IS NOT INFRINGED BY THE ANGLO-AMERICAN OPERATION, PROTESTS FROM ALL SIDES OF PUBLIC LIFE AND THE PRESS HAVE ARISEN AS A RESULT.

    WHILE THE DEMONSTRATION WAS IN PROGRESS MR.CHAVAN, INDIA'S DEFENCE MINISTER, HURRIED BACK TO DELHI TO DISCUSS WITH MR.NEHRU REPORTS OF A CHINESE MILITARY BUILD-UP ALONG INDIA'S NORTHERN BORDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAIMJKWEMA34Q4CTYEK9WNABN
    Media URN:
    VLVADAIMJKWEMA34Q4CTYEK9WNABN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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