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    Demonstrators calling for the resignation of India's Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, clashed with police?

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    GV demonstrators marching along street 6 ft
    GV demonstrators clashing with police at All-India Radio gate tilt up to radio tower 13 ft
    SV police holding back demonstrators (2 shots) 18 ft
    GV and SV demonstrators clashing with police ??? 33 ft
    GV police van with demonstrators along street 40 ft
    GV Mrs. Gandhi addressing group of supporters 43 ft
    GV supporters chanting 46 ft
    GV Mrs. Gandhi speaking 48 ft
    GV supporters chanting 51 ft


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    Background: Demonstrators calling for the resignation of India's Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, clashed with police on Monday (16 June) outside the All-India Radio building in New Delhi.
    The demonstrators, shouting "Stop the voice of Indira Gandhi", charged the government-run radio station with broadcasting favourable propaganda in its national newscasts of Mrs. Gandhi's latest political crisis.
    The 58-year-old Prime Minister's current political troubles began when a surprise High Court ruling found her guilty of election malpractice during the 1971 elections.
    Outnumbering the demonstrators by three-to-one, an estimated 600 riot police broke up the demonstration staged by about 200 members of the opposition right wing ??? ??? party.
    Kicking and ??? ??? police, the demonstrators tried to storm the ??? of the building but were beaten back.
    Police said there were no injuries but about 50 demonstrators were arrested.
    Meanwhile, outside her New Delhi residence, Mrs. Gandhi addressed a group of supporters, speaking of the need for India's continued progress.
    Mrs. Gandhi has yet to state publicly whether she intends to step down, but it is generally thought she will appeal against the Verdict to the Supreme Court later this week.
    Pressure for her resignation has been mounting in recent days with various non-communist opposition party members staging sit-in demonstrations outside the Presidential Palace in Delhi.

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