With extensive damage caused to its property and communications (railways alone over 2 Million dollars) and the Central leadership stepping down on its stand on official language, the State and city of Madras are returning to normal.
Burnt out railway slippers.
Burnt out railway coaches-. First two shots are of two looted goods wagons. Police patrolling. CU of an army man with his rifle.
A temple image being carried by devotees in streets for prayer.
Deserted university buildings. (This was in front of University).
Deserted colleges- closed.
A damaged telephone booth.
Damaged boards of Government of India offices showing writings in English left intact but Hindi writings wiped out.
A suburban train passing. The trains are now running with 1/2 interval whereas previously theory were running every few minutes.
Railway crossing controlled with a rope barricade as train passes rope being removed. The gate had been damaged and burnt.
Street scenes of Madras City, showing city returning to normal.
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Background: With extensive damage caused to its property and communications (railways alone over 2 Million dollars) and the Central leadership stepping down on its stand on official language, the State and city of Madras are returning to normal.The scars of bloody rioting are all over the place....burned out train bogies, damaged telephone booths.Hindi wiped boards, railway crossings marred with help of ropes etc.The University and Schools of Madras closed indefinitely and presented a deserted look.Students council is meeting on Wednesday to decide further stand on Anti Hindi stir, In Delhi Chief Ministers of all the states are gathering on 23rd and 24th February to discuss the situation and allay the fears of non-Hindi states.Indian Constitutions now almost certain to be amended assuring a permanent place for English language in Indian life.A group of people carried a temple image praying for peace.