An estimated 50-thousand people marched through the streets of Delhi yesterday (31 July) in protest against the Indo-Pakistan peace agreement reached at a summit conference in Simla last month.
GV ZOOM OUT FROM sign 'Betrayal' TO marchers along road man falls down & is surrounded by others
SV Mounted police
SV Marchers shout slogans
GV Marchers on motor-cycles on way to meeting
SV PAN FROM Banner to war widows at meeting
SV Mrs Raje Scindia addressing rally in Hindi (2 shots)
SV Police arresting marchers, into van & drives away
SV Vajpayee speaking to crowd (3 shots)
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Background: An estimated 50-thousand people marched through the streets of Delhi yesterday (31 July) in protest against the Indo-Pakistan peace agreement reached at a summit conference in Simla last month. The march was organised by the Hindu nationalist party, the Jan Sangh, which described the agreement as a sellout under pressure from the Big Powers. Supporters of the Socialist Party and other parties joined the demonstration.
The protesters marched three miles (5 kms) to an area near Parliament House where they listened to speeches from party leaders including the Jan Sangh president, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.
The demonstration coincided with the opening of a session of the Indian Parliament at which the peace agreement reached in Simla was discussed. There, too, Jan Sangh members and trying to drown out the Indian Foreign Minister, Mr Swaran Singh, as he reported to Parliament on the treaty.