In the eastern sections of Calcutta, the army has already taken up positions, anticipating trouble on the election day.
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SV People watch from pavement.
SV Closed shops (2 shots)
SV Army personnel in the streets. (2 shots)
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Background: In the eastern sections of Calcutta, the army has already taken up positions, anticipating trouble on the election day. About 200,000 army, police, and Central Reserved police are posted in various points around the city for the polling day.
This film was shot in the Baliaghata area of Calcutta where killings are averaging three or four every day.
SYNOPSIS: In Calcutta, eastern sections of the city have been occupied by army units in anticipation of trouble during the elections. About two hundred thousand troops and police have taken up positions.
Shops have been closed amid mounting fears of violence; and the death toll in the city's eastern sections is averaging four a day.
The army, working with police and reserve police, will be taking up postings in the polling areas on election day to maintain law and order during voting. Violence has already disrupted voting in Northern India. There have been numerous bomb attacks on army convoys, and state authorities have been broadcasting appeals for the people to vote, despite growing fears of more violence.