• Short Summary

    IN WEST BENGAL, THE TOWN OF KRISHNAGAR IS ALMOST DESERTED AFTER THE FOOD RIOTS. SO?

  • Description

    IN WEST BENGAL, THE TOWN OF KRISHNAGAR IS ALMOST DESERTED AFTER THE FOOD RIOTS. SO IS THE SMALL TOWN OF SHYAMPURI, WHERE THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE LIES IN CHARRED RUINS.

    IN KRISHNAGAR, A TRAIN WAS ATTACKED AND SET ON FIRE. SO WAS THE HOME OF A WEST BENGAL MINISTER, MR. REHMAN. THE TOWN IS UNDER CURFEW. THE GOVERNMENT SAID THE SITUATION WAS EXTREMELY SERIOUS. POLICE HAD OPENED FIRE TWICE ON FOOD AGITATORS.

    IN SHYAMPURI, THE CURFEW IS ALSO ENFORCED AND FEW PEOPLE ARE TO BE SEEN EXCEPT FOR REPAIR WORKERS. THE WRECKS OF GOVERNMENT VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT AND A MUCH NEEDED TRACTOR ARE A REMINDER OF THE VIOLENCE THAT SWEPT THE TOWN.

    THIS LATEST INCIDENT IN INDIA'S AGE-OLD FOOD CRISIS CAME TO A HEAD WHEN A STUDENT WAS KILLED IN THE POLICE SHOOTING. LAST MONTH, THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT DURING FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS AT BASIRHAT.

    IN NEW DELHI, THE GOVERNMENT WARNED THAT LEAN MONTHS ARE AHEAD BUT THANKS TO FOREIGN HELP TO OBTAIN FOOD AFTER THE CROP FAILURE, A CATASTROPHE HAD BEEN AVOIDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARCK64IHKL9WZAX4E6SGQ7LT4
    Media URN:
    VLVARCK64IHKL9WZAX4E6SGQ7LT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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