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    AMRITSAR, NEW DELHI AND VARIOUS, INDIA

    Indian troops tightened security in New Delhi and the northern state of Punjab to prevent unrest during the most important annual Sikh festival on November 8.

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    BBC
    1. GVs & SVs Burnt-out vehicles along roadside. (5 SHOTS) 0.12
    2. GV & TRACKING SHOT Army convoy along road. 0.22
    ABC
    3. GVs PAN Refugees in camp, with food being cooked in the open. (3 SHOTS) 0.41
    AMRITSAR (KAPOOR)
    4. GV PAN & SV People praying at Golden Temple, and women in trance. (3 SHOTS) 0.55
    5. LV, GV & SV People arriving at Golden Temple. (3 SHOTS) 1.05
    6. GV People praying and kissing plaque at monument. 1.13
    7. GV & SV People collecting water and cleaning temple steps. (2 SHOTS) 1.20
    8. SVs People queuing, as priests hand out offerings of food. (2 SHOTS) 1.35
    9. SV People kneeling and praying at shrine. 1.43
    10. GV & SVs People gathered around shrine, and priest praying. (3 SHOTS) 2.05
    BBC
    11. GV & SVs Farmers cutting crop. (3 SHOTS) 2.17
    12. SV & CUs Woman drawing water from well, and child being bathed. (6 SHOTS) 2.33
    DELHI (BURNS)
    13. GV & SVs People queuing for food at market. (3 SHOTS) 2.51
    InitialsCC/JRS


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    Background: AMRITSAR, NEW DELHI AND VARIOUS, INDIA

    Indian troops tightened security in New Delhi and the northern state of Punjab to prevent unrest during the most important annual Sikh festival on November 8. There had been fears of a backlash following the deaths of about 1,000 people, mostly Sikhs, in rioting after the assassination of Mrs Indira Gandhi. Soldiers and police were on full alert for the anniversary of the birth, 515 years ago, of Guru Nanak, who founded the Sikh faith. The latest violence has led thousands of Sikhs to flee their homes and take refuge in overcrowded camps for fear of reprisals from the Hindu communities, after Mrs Gandhi -- herself a Hindu -- was murdered by two Sikhs on October 31. But the Amritsar - the Sikh's Holy city - in the state of Punjab. In the capital, New Delhi, where 600 people died in rioting, thousands of Sikhs gathered in temples to hear priests chant prayers for peace. But Sikhs stood in small groups in temple compounds after the prayers, instead of taking part in the usual processions. The sect's five high priests, in a move to defuse tension, directed followers to celebrate the festival quietly and not illuminate their shrines with traditional lights. Authorities reported no incidents from any part of Amritsar and other parts of Punjab state, where most of India's 12 million Sikhs live.

    Source: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC)/AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (ABC)/REUTERS - SURINDER KAPOOR AND GARY BURNS

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1WP2B1L24VPP0T5W90HSLUN7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1WP2B1L24VPP0T5W90HSLUN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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