• Short Summary

    Scores of demonstrators were arrested in scuffles with police during a demonstration outside the home of India's Home Minister, Mr P.C. Sethi, on May 15.

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    GV Large crowd seated at rally listening to Mr Kedar Nath Sahni
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    2.
    CUs Sahni speaking and followers listening (2 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    SV Police standing by
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    CUs Sahni and others being led away by police and being put in police van (2 shots)
    0.38

    5.
    SVs People shouting and waving fists (2 shots)
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    6.
    SVs Demonstrators fighting with police (4 shots)
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    Background: Scores of demonstrators were arrested in scuffles with police during a demonstration outside the home of India's Home Minister, Mr P.C. Sethi, on May 15. The protestors were demanding the minister's resignation over his handling of the situation in the troubled Punjab state. More than 200 people have died this year in sectarian violence in the Punjab, where most of India's 12 million Sikh community live. The Sikh are campaigning for a number of religious and political concessions and say the government has not gone far enough in meeting their demands. The protest in New Delhi was organized by the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, most whose members are Hindus. The scuffles began after the crowd had been addressed by one of the party's leaders, Mr Kedar Nath Sahni, who said life in the Punjab had now become "intolerable". The police arrested Mr. Sahni and several other party officials. As Mr Sahni and the others were led away, fighting broke out between police and the demonstrators. The protest had been prompted by the murder of eight people in the Punjab on May 14. Although curfews have been imposed in many towns and cities, this has failed to halt the sectarian clashes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17DK8XJGXW4U3R4E3Z8CYECNE
    Media URN:
    VLVA17DK8XJGXW4U3R4E3Z8CYECNE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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