• Short Summary

    ANGRY STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN CHANDIGARH, THE CAPITAL OF PUNJAB STATE, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THEY WERE PROTESTING?

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    ANGRY STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN CHANDIGARH, THE CAPITAL OF PUNJAB STATE, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY AND THEY CHALLENGED POLICE TO COME OUT AND MEET THEM.

    THERE'S BEEN WIDESPREAD STUDENT RIOTING THROUGHOUT INDIA IN RECENT WEEKS. THERE WERE REPORTS LAST WEEK OF RIOTING IN UTTER PRADASH PROVINCE WHEN IT'S SAID THAT STUDENTS WENT ON A SPREE OF DESTRUCTION ATTACKING OR BURNING POST OFFICES, TRAINS, BUSES, POLICE STATIONS AND OTHER SYMBOLS OF THE ESTABLISHED ORDER, AND SIMILAR REPORTS HAVE COME FROM MANY PARTS OF INDIA. AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE RIOTS, TWO FROM POLICE GUNFIRE.

    THE OUTBREAK OF STUDENT AGITATION HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO OVERCROWDING IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND A CONSEQUENT DECLINE IN TEACHING STANDARDS.

    THE STUDENTS IN CHANDIGARH WERE DEMONSTRATING AGAINST ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY,PARTICULARLY THE INCIDENT INVOLVING THE SHOOTING OF TWO STUDENTS. SOME 2,000 STUDENTS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS CARRYING STICKS, BRANCHES AND STONES. THEY CHALLENGED THE POLICE TO COME AND MEET THEM, BUT THE POLICE HAD STRICT ORDERS NOT TO PROVOKE THE STUDENTS, AND THEY STAYED AWAY FROM THE DEMONSTRATORS.

    PLACARDS DEMANDING THE DOWNFALL OF MRS. GANDHI'S GOVERNMENT, WERE CARRIED BY SOME DEMONSTRATORS, AND OTHERS SAID "DEATH TO NANDA," REFERRING TO MR. NANDA, THE HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER. THE DEMONSTRATION LASTED NEARLY ALL DAY, ENDING WITH A RALLY.

    NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN NEW DELHI TODAY THAT STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER INDIA WILL MARCH ON THE CAPITAL ON NOVEMBER 18TH TO DEMAND REDRESS OF THEIR GRIEVANCES. SOME 100,000 STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PRESENT A CHARTER OF DEMANDS TO THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE STUDENT PLANS WERE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD BY MADHU LIMAYE, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SAMYUKTA SOCIALIST PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6AP0CVTKRD30G27LFILBETJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6AP0CVTKRD30G27LFILBETJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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