• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST-EVER DEMONSTRATIONS IN NEW DELHI WAS STAGED YESTERDAY BY AN ESTIMATED 100,000 PEOPLE TO PROTEST OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THE BORDER DISPUTE WITH PAKISTAN OVER THE KUTCH AGREEMENT, THE SITUATION IN KASHMIR, AND THE CURRENT FOOD SUPPLY PROBLEM.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST-EVER DEMONSTRATIONS IN NEW DELHI WAS STAGED YESTERDAY BY AN ESTIMATED 100,000 PEOPLE TO PROTEST OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THE BORDER DISPUTE WITH PAKISTAN OVER THE KUTCH AGREEMENT, THE SITUATION IN KASHMIR, AND THE CURRENT FOOD SUPPLY PROBLEM.

    UNDER A WAIVING SEA OF ORANGE FLAGS THE DEMONSTRATORS LINED UP OUTSIDE THE RED FORT FOR THE LONG MARCH TO PARLIAMENT. HUNDREDS OF POLICE, SOME STEEL-HELMETED AND MOST OF THEM CARRYING STEEL-TIPPED STAVES, WERE POSTED ALONG THE 4-MILE ROUTE THROUGH NEW DELHI STREETS. MANY MORE WERE STATIONED AT PARLIAMENT, WAITING FOR THE PROCESSION.

    THE ORANGE FLAGS REPRESENTED THE JANA SANGH, THE HINDU RIGHT-WING PARTY, WHICH ORGANIZED THE MARCH. WALKING 7 MARCHERS ABREAST, WITH 300 MOTORCYCLE OUTRIDERS, THE DEMONSTRATION WAS SO MASSIVE THAT THE HEAD OF THE PROCESSION REACHED THE GATES OF PARLIAMENT FOUR MILES AWAY BEFORE MANY OF THE INDIANS HAD FORMED UP TO START THEIR MARCH.

    THE AGITATORS DEMANDED A TOUGHER LINE WITH PAKISTAN OVER THE KUTCH AGREEMENT - WHICH THEY DENOUNCED AS A BETRAYAL OF INDIAN INTERESTS. THEIR ANGER WAS INCREASED BY THE CURRENT PAKISTAN ATTITUDE IN KASHMIR. SOME BANNERS CARRIED DEMANDS FOR MORE AND CHEAPER FOOD. INDIA IS A GAIN SUFFERING FROM FOOD SHORTAGE, AND REPORTS OF FAMINES AND NEAR-FAMINES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE REACHING DELHI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAN7BXJZ2NNC5KGYGKGJ8JCP3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAN7BXJZ2NNC5KGYGKGJ8JCP3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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