Hundreds of Sikh youths demonstrated on July 25 in front of the Parliament House, New Delhi, demanding greater autonomy for the Punjab.
GV Police patrolling Parliament building in Delhi
SV MP's cars arriving, entering building, members entering (4 shots)
GV Demonstrators marching in street, shouting, waving banners (2 shots)
GV police in riot gear, disbanding crowds (2 shots)
GV Banner held by Sikhs
SCU Protestors arrested, placed in police van, driven away (5 shots)
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Background: Hundreds of Sikh youths demonstrated on July 25 in front of the Parliament House, New Delhi, demanding greater autonomy for the Punjab. A heavy police guard patrolled the grounds, maintaining tight security and admitting only members of parliament to the sitting which, because of the rainy season, is known as the Monsoon session. The Akali Sikhs have long been insisting upon a national identity, and the protestors at the Parliament building shouted slogans and carried banners calling upon the Indian government to grant virtual independence to the province of Punjab. Police units in full riot gear moved in to disband the demonstrators, and an estimated one hundred people were arrested for attempting to break through the police cordon surrounding Parliament House. The present session of the Indian Parliament is expected to be as stormy as the Monsoon weather, with the volatile situations in the Punjab, Assam, and Northeast India becoming increasingly troublesome.