• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MARCHED AND BICYCLED THROUGH NEW DELHI, INDIA, NOVEMBER 1 IN A PROTEST PROCESSION TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MARCHED AND BICYCLED THROUGH NEW DELHI, INDIA, NOVEMBER 1 IN A PROTEST PROCESSION TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY. THEIR BANNERS CONDEMNED SOVIET NUCLEAR TESTS AND ATTACKED "RUSSIAN IMPERIALISTS".

    STRONG POLICE CORDONS OUTSIDE THE EMBASSY KEPT THE DEMONSTRATION ORDERLY. PROFESSOR BALRAJ MADHOK WAS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE EMBASSY TO PRESENT A PROTEST MEMORANDUM TO THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR. ITS TEXT SAID THE RESUMPTION OF SOVIET TESTS HAD DISILLUSIONED PEOPLE "WHO HAD BEGUN TO THINK THAT SOVIET RUSSIA HAD COME OUT OF THE BARBARIC STAGE OF HER DEVELOPMENT AND WAS SERIOUS ABOUT PREVENTING ANOTHER WORLD WAR. NOW THE WORLD WOULD KNOW THAT A LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE ITS SPOTS, AND THAT THE WRECKING OF THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE FOR DISCUSSING DISARMAMENT AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS BY MR. KHRUSHCHEV WAS PLANNED AND PURPOSEFUL. HE WAS NEVER HONEST SERIOUS ABOUT DISARMAMENT".

    THE MEMORANDUM CONTINUED: - "PRESUMABLY THE RUSSIAN OBJECTIVE IN EXPLODING NUCLEAR BOMBS OF SUCH HUGE CAPACITY IS TO TERRORISE THE WORLD AND CREATE A FEAR PSYCHOSIS SO THAT IT MIGHT ACHIEVE ITS AIM OF WORLD DOMINATION WITHOUT A WAR. OR, IT MIGHT BE A MEGALOMANIAC EXPRESSION OF POWER MADNESS THAT IS GRIPPING THE MINDS OF COMMUNIST LEADERSHIP. WHATEVER BE THE TRUTH, THIS SLAST WILL NOT ACHIEVE THEM THE DESIRED OBJECTIVE. FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLES OF THE WORLD WILL NOT BE COWED DOWN BY SUCH EXPLOSIONS AND THREATS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEHXNO4D5FXOBKT2899M7I4W9T
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHXNO4D5FXOBKT2899M7I4W9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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