• Short Summary

    Farmers demanding higher crop prices and an end to land redistribution have disrupted road and rail transport in the Southern Indian State of Karnataka.

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    1.
    GVs Farmers erecting barricade across highway at Ramnagar. (2 SHOTS)
    0.16

    2.
    GV & SV Farmers in sit-down protest on highway. (2 SHOTS)
    0.20

    3.
    GV Police jeep overturned and set alight at Kanakapura
    0.30

    4.
    GV Traffic held up by road block.
    0.33

    5.
    GVs Police removing roadblock at Ramnagar. (4 SHOTS)
    0.57

    6.
    SVs & GV Arrested farmers in bus at Chennapatnam. (2 SHOTS)
    1.05

    7.
    GVs Arrested farmers out of bus and into police station.
    1.09




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Farmers demanding higher crop prices and an end to land redistribution have disrupted road and rail transport in the Southern Indian State of Karnataka. The Press Trust of India has reported that on January 30, after five days of protests, as many as twenty-seven thousand farmers and their supporters had been arrested. At Ramnagar, uprooted trees were made into a road block on the national highway, and at Kanakapura, a police jeep was overturned and set alight by demonstrators. It was reported that schools and hotels have been requisitioned to accommodate all those detained. The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Ramakrishna Hedge, appealed to the farmers to come to the negotiating table, and announced that 5.500 of those arrested had been released.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7198N59MNDB680YCN4PSQS3V9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7198N59MNDB680YCN4PSQS3V9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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