Security forces moved into Bombay's streets on May 20 to prevent further Hindu-Moslem violence which has claimed more than one hundred lives.
LVs Rioters throwing stones etc, buildings ablaze. (4 SHOTS)
GVs People running away from rioting. (2 SHOTS)
GV Police guarding Moslem homes.
GV PAN Mosque.
GV/SV Burnt out car and scooter. (2 SHOTS)
SV/GV Families left homeless. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Burnt out houses.
SV TILT UP Burnt out horse cart.
GVs people fleeing riot area. (2 SHOTS)
GVs Army manning outskirts of Bhiwandi. (3 SHOTS)
GVs PANS Burnt out houses and industrial units, police searching rubble. (8 SHOTS)
SV TILT DOWN GV Moslem flag TO houses.
GVs People in refugee camp. (3 SHOTS)
SV TILT UP Police talking to injured man.
GV PAN Refugee camp
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Background: Security forces moved into Bombay's streets on May 20 to prevent further Hindu-Moslem violence which has claimed more than one hundred lives. Local officials estimated that 300 others had been injured in what Indian news media called the "worst-ever" internecine fighting in Maharashta state. The areas of Bhiwandi and Kalyan, near Bombay have been especially hard-hit by rampaging mobs, and police had to open fire on May 20 to restore order in seven suburbs on Bombay. In one Bombay district, crowds of Hindus armed with sticks and iron bars attacked a mosque and set fire to houses in the area before security units dispersed the mobs with gunfire. Enraged Moslems counter-attacked, leaving dozens of injured from the vicious fighting. The religious conflict has been exacerbated by political violence stemming from state assembly by-elections - an important test of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's popular support before national parliamentary elections are held next January. To complicate India's internal turmoil, Sikh guerilla disturbances in the Northern state of Punjab have enflamed Hindu-Sikh rivalries, adding to an ominously mounting death toll. Police sources indicated that at least 3000 people have been arrested during the Hindu-Moslem rioting, and an estimated 7000 people have been made homeless.