As India's Prime Minister, Mrs.
1. GV Parliament House, Delhi 0.05
2. SV Mrs. Gandhi, flanked by officials, entering Parliament House 0.18
3. SV Member of Parliament arriving at the House (3 shots) 0.37
4. GV Banner of protestors reading 'Harijan Action Committee' 0.40
5. GV PAN Assembled protestors at rally 0.51
6. SCU Mr. Jagjivan Ram addressing rally 0.56
7. SVs Audience seated listening to Mr. Ram (2 shots) 1.10
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Background: DELHI, INDIA
As India's Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, attended the opening of the budget session of Parliament in Delhi on Thursday (18 February), members of the Untouchable, or Harijan-caste were holding a mass rally to protest against alleged discrimination. The Harijans are low-caste Hindus considered untouchable by higher-caste Hindus. Mahatma Gandhi called them Harijans, or children of the God Hari Vishnu, and worked for their emancipation. The Indian constitution outlaws discrimination against the Harijan, but the Harijan Action Committee, which led the Delhi rally, believed that violations persist. Its members have demanded more reserved jobs in government for their caste, equal representation on the Council of Ministers in the present government, and an end to alleged atrocities. The rally was addressed by Mr. Jagjivan Ram, a former Prime Minister, and himself a Harijan.
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