• Short Summary

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, WAS REPORTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BE THINKING OF TAKING OVER HERSELF THE TASKS OF HER HOME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, WAS REPORTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BE THINKING OF TAKING OVER HERSELF THE TASKS OF HER HOME MINISTER, MR. GULZARILAL NANDA, WHO RESIGNED OVER MONDAY'S SACRED COW RIOTS IN NEW DELHI. YESTERDAY TROOPS WERE STANDING BY IN THE CAPITAL, AND POLICE ARRESTED NEARLY 70 HINDU HOLY MEN MARCHING ON PARLIAMENT TO PROTECT AGAINST MONDAY'S POLICE FIRING ON DEMONSTRATORS. THE HOLY MEN BELONGED TO AN ASSOCIATION CALLED BHARAT SADHU SAMAJ.

    THE CITY WAS BACK ALMOST TO NORMAL YESTERDAY, EXCEPT FOR SHUTTERED WINDOWS ALONG THE ROUTE OF MONDAY'S DEMONSTRATION. SQUADS OF POLICE GUARDED PARLIAMENT
    SEVEN PERSONS WERE KILLED AND 45 INJURED DURING THE RIOTS, WHICH WERE MARKED BY ARSON AND DESTRUCTION. AGITATION OVER THE KILLING OF COWS, WHICH HINDUS WORSHIP AS A SYMBOL OF MOTHERHOOD AND FERTILITY, HAS BEEN MOUNTING IN RECENT MONTHS WITH PRESSURE ON PARLIAMENT TO IMPOSE A NATION-WIDE BAN ON THEIR SLAUGHTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVPTIP5I986G66CW61L4F2EN2
    Media URN:
    VLVADVPTIP5I986G66CW61L4F2EN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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