• Short Summary

    Kashmir holds its first ever general election.

  • Description

    Srinagar, Kashmir.

    GV. Overlooking crowded street in Srinagar, Kashmir, where people are ready for voting at first ever general election in Kashmir. SCU. Two posters on wall. One with a farmer standing in field - which represents the policy of uplift of the farmers, and the other showing Indian and Kashmir flags side by side. CU. The poster showing the two flags. GV. House barge on the river Jhelum. SV. Camera pans as small boat carrying two women and two men comes towards bank. The people are on their way to vote. GV. Crowds outside house where, up at window, representative addresses the voters. The poster of farmer is pasted up beside the window. SV. The man speaking from the window. GV. Women voters at polling booth. SV. & SCU. Women voters, as they wait outside for their turn to go in to vote. LV. Voters queuing up to vote, sheltering under umbrellas, in built-up area. Back view, the queue of voters awaiting their turn to enter the polling station, soldiers on guard in doorway. GV. Voters queuing up under umbrellas. SCU. Men in queue. Back view, voters going to polling station. SV. Interior, the voters are given their voting cards and they have their fingers marked with indelible ink so that they cannot vote a second time. SCU. Voters having their fingers marked. SV. & SCU. Moslem women waiting outside polling station. TV. Camera pans and we see long line of voters in courtyard, where they are coming up to table to vote. Pakistan protested, UN disapproved but India incorporated Kashmir into its state - now, they gave them election.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene G.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:33:00 / 01:31:41:00

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