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    AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA

    Indian Government officials are keen that Amritsar, capital of riot-torn Punjab should be seen to be returning to normal.

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    1. GV Street scene in Amritsar 0.05
    2. SV PULL BACK GV Golden Temple in Amritsar 0.12
    3. SV Box and automatic weapons being pulled out of well (2 shots) 0.31
    4. SV ZOOM TO CU Arms, money and some gold retrieved from well (4 shots) 0.58
    5. SV ZOOM TO CU Troops lifting rifle out of well and adding it to pile of weapons (4 shots) 1.38
    6. svs & CUs Gold being sorted after being found in wells (3 shots) 1.56
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    Background: AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA

    Indian Government officials are keen that Amritsar, capital of riot-torn Punjab should be seen to be returning to normal. They have lifted the curfew and slackened restrictions on travel within the state. Foreign media, however, are still barred from the area. Troops searching the Golden Temple on June 11 uncovered a hoard of weapons and money thrown down a well by the Sikhs before they were overwhelmed by the army. Almost half a million US dollars worth of Indian rupees was found encased in a series of metal boxes recovered from the well. The army also put on display a pile of gold bracelets. Critics say the Indian government is trying to offset Sikh claims of martyrdom for the militants killed in the battle by portraying them as thieves and murderers. Sikh troops in the army have been involved in several uprisings throughout the country. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh 126 Sikhs mutinied and marched to Punjab. They were intercepted by the army on the border and surrendered. The government has issued a statement saying that it is in control of the situation.

    Source: DOORDASHAN TELEVISION

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GKTO8E9AX95H6IIC2V9KIG9G
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GKTO8E9AX95H6IIC2V9KIG9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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