The Jana Sangh Party (People's Party of India) observed the anniversary of the end of the Indo-Pakistan war on Sunday (December 17) in New Delhi.
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Background: The Jana Sangh Party (People's Party of India) observed the anniversary of the end of the Indo-Pakistan war on Sunday (December 17) in New Delhi. Party leaders and members laid wreaths and flowers at the New Delhi memorial to the war dead. On December 17 last year, the war officially ended. The day before, Pakistan surrendered on the eastern front .. the territory which is now the nations of Bangladesh.
The leader of Jana Sangh in New Delhi, Mr. Malhotra, expressed doubts about the policy of the Indian Government. He said that the current policies were "sowing the seeds of another major conflict."
SYNOPSIS: Those killed in the Indo-Pakistan War last year, were honoured in a ceremony by a minority Indian political Party in New Delhi on Sunday, the first anniversary of the final cease fire. The Jana Sangh Party which organised the remembrance also used the occasion to attack Indian government policy on a lasting peace on the Indian sub-continent. Local party leader, Mr. Malhotra expressed doubts that the current policy would achieve the desired objective.
Soon after the speeches, Jana Sangh leaders and members laid wreaths and threw flowers onto New Delhi's memorial and eternal flame. The crowd which attended the rally shouted slogans as they placed their tributes on the memorial.
The Jana Sangh rally was the only major observance in New Delhi of the anniversary of the ceasefire ... and that was largely a political affair. The slogans shouted by party supporters included "Victory to India" and "Honour War Dead". The Jana Sengh Party is one of India's most nationalistic movements and consistently opposes a variety of government policies.
Party leaders accused Mrs. Indira Ghandi's Government of maintaining a policy which was "sowing the seeds of another major conflict."