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    BHIWANDI & BOMBAY, INDIA

    India's Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, on May 21 toured areas in and near Bombay, where five days of Hindu-Moslem violence had claimed at least 100 lives.

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    BHIWANDI (MUTE)
    1. GV TRACKING SHOT Gandhi motorcade through streets. (2 SHOTS) 0.07
    2. GVs Mrs. Gandhi visiting hospital. (4 SHOTS) 0.27
    3. GVs PAN Mrs. Gandhi at rally. (2 SHOTS) 0.37
    (SOUND)
    4. SCU Mrs. Gandhi speaking. (SOT) 0.50
    5. GV People listening. 0.54
    BOMBAY (MUTE)
    6. GVs & SVs Mrs. Gandhi in car, talking to people in street, then driving off. (12 SHOTS) 1.24
    InitialsCC/JRS

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    Background: BHIWANDI & BOMBAY, INDIA

    India's Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, on May 21 toured areas in and near Bombay, where five days of Hindu-Moslem violence had claimed at least 100 lives. Mrs. Gandhi, under heavy police escort, visited casualties at a hospital in the industrial city of Bhiwandi, and spoke to relatives of those killed in the clashes. Some 2,500 people are said to have lost their homes in the Bhiwandi riots, and many have fled to refugee camps nearby. Many refugees were said to have broken down as Mrs. Gandhi attempted to console them, urging religious tolerance. In Bombay, the Prime Minister's car was stopped by huge crowds, to whom she spoke before continuing her tour. Later on, Mrs. Gandhi said the police force in the affected areas was inadequate, and would be reinforced. As violence continued official sources said the death toll in Bhiwandi, Bombay and other parts of the state, had risen to 110. Police were also said to have rounded up groups of militant Sikhs, including members of the banned all-India Sikh Student's Federation, in Punjab, where more than 200 people have been killed since the beginning of the year.

    Source: DOORDASHAN TELEVISION

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GZECROPG3MCQ1VAVEP9IV86N
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GZECROPG3MCQ1VAVEP9IV86N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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