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    PUNJAB, INDIA

    Indian newspapers say that militant Sikhs, agitating for religious and political concessions in the Punjab, are moving further under the influence of extremists.

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    1. GVs Convoy of tractors, trucks full of farmers moving down road (2 shots) 0.13
    2. GVs Demonstrators blocking road and chanting (2 shots) 0.27
    3. GVs Police using tear gas and batons to disperse demonstrators (4 shots) 0.48
    4. GV Crowd retaliating with rocks and police retreating 1.02
    5. GV Police firing rifles over heads of demonstrators 1.14
    6. CU PULL BACK GV Damaged and abandoned bus 1.17
    7. GVs Road blockade and crowds (3 shots) 1.26
    8. GVs & SVs Outside a Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) and blocking road (3 shots) 1.44
    9. GV Deserted bus terminal (2 shots) 2.06
    10. GVs Deserted garage (2 shots) 2.13
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    Background: PUNJAB, INDIA

    Indian newspapers say that militant Sikhs, agitating for religious and political concessions in the Punjab, are moving further under the influence of extremists. Commentators believe that , while differences in negotiations with the central government have narrowed, the growing influence of extremists is thwarting an agreement with Delhi. Reuters news agency reported on April 6 that at least twenty-one people were killed and more than two hundred injured in violence this week. The casualties occurred as Sikhs mounted a road blockade in the northern state to push for several demands, including greater autonomy for the Punjab. Reuters said fifteen people died as policy fired on demonstrators. Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowal has demanded a judicial inquiry into what he called indiscriminate police action. In Delhi, the Indian Home Minister, Prakash Chand Sethi told parliament the demonstrators were guilty of unprovoked violence and arson.

    Source: REUTERS - PREM PRAKASH

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB6V43VWPCYT0A0FVFA9JD5UO
    Media URN:
    VLVACB6V43VWPCYT0A0FVFA9JD5UO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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