• Short Summary

    Bhiwandi, the town near Bombay devastate by recent Hindu-Moslem clashes, is gradually limping back to normal.

  • Description

    BHIWANDI:


    1.
    GVs General street scenes (3 shots)
    0.14

    2.
    GV PANS & SVs Burnt-out huts (6 shots)
    0.46

    3.
    GVs & SVs Buildings under construction (5 shots)
    1.07

    4.
    GV Bundles of cotton being taken weaving shack
    1.14

    5.
    SVs Loom in operation (3 shots)
    1.30

    6.
    GV Woven cotton being taken from shack
    1.46

    7.
    GVs & SVs People receiving medical treatment at mobile ambulance (3 shots)
    1.50

    8.
    GVs & SVs People receiving food and eating it (5 shots)
    2.10


    SHAKTI NAGAR:


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    GVs & SVs Grain being unloaded from train (2 shots)
    2.21

    10.
    GV PAN Bags of grain piled up
    2.27

    11.
    GVs Bags being loaded and driven away (2 shots)
    2.42




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Bhiwandi, the town near Bombay devastate by recent Hindu-Moslem clashes, is gradually limping back to normal. The violence in Bhiwandi -- and throughout India -- left at least 227 people dead and hundreds more injured. In one incident in Bhiwandi 20 people were dragged from a house, soaked in kerosene and set alight. Bhiwandi now is a town filled with ruined building and burnt-out shacks. The textile looms are humming again but workers are understandably reluctant to return to the area. Thousands left the town during the riots and those who survived are still in relief camps. As India struggles to recover after the clashes, another problem is besetting the government. Akali Sikhs from the prosperous Punjab region are threatening to block the movement of grain from the area to other parts of the country. The Sikhs are using their positions as the major supplier of grain for India to put pressure on the government to accede to their request for increase autonomy. The government has introduced measures to speed up the stockpiling of grain in a bid to take the sting out of the Sikh action. Farmers in the Punhab had already sold most of their to agencies responsible for moving it throughout the country before the action was initiated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3A7IA6XIIN3TESNWA77F9R60L
    Media URN:
    VLVA3A7IA6XIIN3TESNWA77F9R60L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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