Bombay is settling down again after three days of sporadic rioting.
TV Victoria Terminus station, GV AND TV Of buses (3 shots)
GV, SVs AND TV Street scenes with military personnel in evidence (4 shots)
SV Burnt-out cars and buses (4 shots)
GV Bus stop pulled down
GV PAN ALONG Burnt-out buses and cars (3 shots)
GV Burnt-out truck being towed away (2 shots)
GV People queueing for milk at booth (2 shots)
GV Street scene
SV PAN Minerva cinema and crowd outside (2 shots)
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Background: Bombay is settling down again after three days of sporadic rioting. Indian army units and paramilitary forces had been called in on August 18 to patrol the streets where a strike by the city's 22,000-strong police force had sparked off unprecedented violence, which left several dead and many wounded. Striking mill workers joined the police rebels. Much of the damage to the buses and cars of Bombay was blamed on rampaging mill hands. Indian authorities had decided to crack down on the police following a police protest at an Independence Day rally in Bombay on August 15. Many police officers paraded in black armbands as a protest against the authorities' failure to meet their pay demands. When their union was suspended, angry policemen reacted by stopping commuter trains into Bombay. Many furious passengers went on a rampage burning cars and setting fire to buses. However, the Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Shrikant Jichkar, said on August 21, the revolt was fully under control with about 96 per cent of police constables reporting for work. Roads had been almost cleared of burnt-out machinery, but the authorities were maintaining a close vigil.