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    Thousands of demonstrators attended a mass rally in New Delhi on Sunday (16 July) to protest the Simla peace agreement signed recently between India and Pakistan.

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    Thousands of demonstrators attended a mass rally in New Delhi on Sunday (16 July) to protest the Simla peace agreement signed recently between India and Pakistan.

    The rally was organised by the right-wing Jan Sangh party which has bitterly protested the accord reached earlier this month by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani President Ali Bhutto.

    The gathering was addressed by the Jan Sangh Party leader, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, who said the Simla agreement had hurt the chances for peace on the sub-continent.

    At the end of the rally, the protestors burned sheets of paper symbolising the accord.

    SYNOPSIS: The righting Jan Sangh Party of India held a mass demonstration in New Delhi on Sunday to protest the recent signing of the Simla peace agreement between India and Pakistan.

    The rally was addressed by Jan Sangh Party leader, Mr. Vajpayee. The demonstration came as the party concluded what it called its "anti-Simla Agreement Week." The nationalists feel the agreement is a sell-out, and have accused the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Gandhi of playing politics with the nation's honour and territorial integrity.

    The Jan Sangh demonstrators believe that the agreement, sighed with Pakistani President Ali Bhutto, will not bring lasting peace to the subcontinent. At the end of the rally, the protestors burned thousands of sheets of paper symbolising the Simla accord.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4RRMDY3MTKZVFS89YHQ5VGHV
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4RRMDY3MTKZVFS89YHQ5VGHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    N/A

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