• Short Summary

    Groups opposed to the rule of President Hossain Mohammad Ershad held a rally in Dacca on April 2, the first such gathering since the ban on political activity was lifted on March 26.Among those addressing the large crowd were former Prime Minister Shah Azizur Rahman and the widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, the Begum Khaleda Zia.The opposition in Bangladesh has claimed that President Ershad, in power since the army take-over in 1982, has set presidential and parliamentary elections for May 27 only to make military rule respectable.It was because of pressure from the two main Bangladeshi opposition alliance groups that Ershad postponed rural elections planned for March 24.During a violent general strike on March 1, held to protest against the rural elections, the Begum Khaleda Zia was placed under house arrest and Shah Azizur Rahman was jailed.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Marchers join large crowd at rally
    0.08

    2.
    CU Begum Khaleda Zia waves amid crowd and walks up to platform (3 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    CU Former Minister Shah Azizur Rahman addressing crowd
    0.29

    4.
    GV Crowd clapping
    0.34

    5.
    CU Begum Zia speaking
    0.36

    6.
    SV PAN OVER People listening (2 shots)
    0.51




    Initials GG/BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Groups opposed to the rule of President Hossain Mohammad Ershad held a rally in Dacca on April 2, the first such gathering since the ban on political activity was lifted on March 26.Among those addressing the large crowd were former Prime Minister Shah Azizur Rahman and the widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, the Begum Khaleda Zia.The opposition in Bangladesh has claimed that President Ershad, in power since the army take-over in 1982, has set presidential and parliamentary elections for May 27 only to make military rule respectable.It was because of pressure from the two main Bangladeshi opposition alliance groups that Ershad postponed rural elections planned for March 24.During a violent general strike on March 1, held to protest against the rural elections, the Begum Khaleda Zia was placed under house arrest and Shah Azizur Rahman was jailed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASQA1LCYTIRDRDQRKCX1K8QYN
    Media URN:
    VLVAASQA1LCYTIRDRDQRKCX1K8QYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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