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    AMRITSAR, NOTHERN INDIA

    Members of the Sikh Akali Dal party held a day of mourning on April 17 commemorating the victims of clashes with police on April 4.

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    1. GVs Street scenes in Amritsar (2 shots) 0.10
    2. TVs Sikhs in Amritsar streets 0.16
    3. GV Golden Temple (2 shots) 0.27
    4. GV Armed guards inside temple with Sikh leader 0.34
    5. GV Procession in temple courtyard 0.40
    6. GV & SV Congregation follows prayers (5 shots) 1.10
    7. GV Armed Sikhs praying and bowing before Holy Book (6 shots) 1.39
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    Background: AMRITSAR, NOTHERN INDIA

    Members of the Sikh Akali Dal party held a day of mourning on April 17 commemorating the victims of clashes with police on April 4. Twenty-one people were killed, and several hundred injured when Sikhs fought with police during an eight-hour battle in the Punjab. The Sikhs are demanding concessions, including greater autonomy for the state, from the Indian government. Thousands of Sikhs have taken vows to sacrifice their lives for their cause. Their leader, Harchand Singh Longowal, hopes to raise a 100,000-strong force to demonstrate peacefully in support of the Akali Dal demands. At the Golden Temple, the leading shrine in Amritsar, the Sikh holy city, prayers for the dead were attended by prominent Sikhs. Harchand Singh Longowal was present, as was Jarnail Singh Bandranwale escorted by heavily armed guards. The authorities fearful of further clashed had provided a strong police presence but the day passed without incident, despite the tense atmosphere throughout the city.

    Source: REUTERS - JAGDISH KAPOOR

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Q4OCVVHJQBSBDQYIPUF9I2DG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Q4OCVVHJQBSBDQYIPUF9I2DG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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