More than fifty workers of the youth wing of Jana Sangh, a rightwing opposition party in India, were arrested in New Delhi on Monday (16 June) at a demonstration.
MV PAN Demonstrators marching towards All India Radio station
MV Demonstrator sitting on road and others chanting
SVs & CUs Police holding back demonstrators with shields (3 shots)
MV Demonstrators on top of coach chanting ZOOM INTO GV Radio tower
GV Police holding net to keep back demonstrators
SV & MV Demonstrators chanting and with banners against "All India Radio" (2 shots)
MV Police hustling away demonstrator
GV Gates of India Radio PAN TO police holding back demonstrators
GV Demonstrators TILT UP TO radio tower
GV & MV Demonstrators outside entrance and climbing onto coach (4 shots)
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Background: More than fifty workers of the youth wing of Jana Sangh, a rightwing opposition party in India, were arrested in New Delhi on Monday (16 June) at a demonstration.
Police took them into custody while they were demonstrating against alleged partisan news coverage by All India Radio and Delhi Television, since Mrs. Gandhi has been found guilty of election malpractice. Carrying saffron-coloured flags and banners saying "All India Radio", the demonstrators clashed with the police during a march to the radio and television building. There they managed to break a police cordon, and handed a memorandum to officials at the building to be passed on to the President of India through the Director-General of All India Radio. They urged the President to end the "destruction to the Constitution by All India Radio". They also called for the broadcasting corporations to be made autonomous as soon as possible.
On the same day demons' ators again gathered outside the residence of Mrs. Gandhi, rallying to her support. The Prime Minister addressed the rally and said she was determined to continue serving India. The principal leaders of India's opposition parties are continuing to agitate for Mrs. Gandhi's resignation.
SYNOPSIS: In New Delhi, demonstrators have been protesting against India's radio and television corporations. Hundreds of them marched through the main streets on Monday demonstrating against what they called partisan news coverage since Mrs. Gandhi was found guilty of election malpractice.
??? with the police followed. Fifty demonstrators were later arrested. Most of the protesters were members of the youth section of Jana Sangh, a right-wing opposition party. The march continued towards the headquarters of All India Radio and Delhi Television.
The demonstrators managed to break through a police cordon. Carrying banners saying "All India Radio", they continued marching to the headquarters. They passed in a memorandum to be delivered to the Indian President through the Director-General of All India Radio. This urged an end to what they termed the destruction to the Constitution the radio was causing.
Meanwhile, as this protest came to an end around the radio tower, there was another demonstration in New Delhi. This was a rally by hundreds of Indians in support of Mrs. Gandhi. The Prime Minister told the demonstrators outside her residence she was determined to continue serving India.