• Short Summary

    An uneasy calm hung over New Delhi, on November 4, as life tried to get back to normal.

  • Description

    DELHI (BBC)


    1.
    GVs Street scenes of Delhi returning to normal. (2 SHOTS)
    0.09


    JAGDISH KAPOOR


    2.
    GVs Ruined Sikh wuarter in New Delhi. (3 SHOTS)
    0.34

    3.
    SV & CU Fires still burning in ruined houses. (2 SHOTS)
    0.43

    4.
    GVs Burnt-out bus and car. (2 SHOTS)
    0.50


    BBC


    5.
    GV Dead body into cart.
    0.04

    6.
    GV ZOOM OUT Sikh lane with damaged houses.
    1.02

    7.
    GV Sikh temple set alight.
    1.06

    8.
    GV Burned body of Sikh who took refuge in temple.
    1.09


    ABC


    9.
    GVs Railway station, passengers waiting on platform. (3 SHOTS)
    1.18

    10.
    GV Soldiers in street.
    1.23

    11.
    GV Indians in street.
    1.27

    12.
    SV & CU Sikh in back of car. (2 SHOTS)
    1.32

    13.
    GVs Sikhs in compound for protection. (3 SHOTS)
    1.43

    14.
    CU Sikh woman crying.
    1.46

    15.
    SV Sikh woman with badly burned baby.
    1.51

    16.
    CU Sikh woman and child.
    1.55

    17.
    GVs Sikhs in building guarded by police. (2 SHOTS)
    2.18

    18.
    GV & CUs Inside Sikh compound where badly injured Sikhs lie on open air beds. (3 SHOTS)
    2.46


    JAGDISH KAPOOR


    19.
    SVs Indian troops stand guard in vehicles. (3 SHOTS)
    3.00


    CALCUTTA - NOVEMBER 3 (CHATTERJI)


    20.
    SVs Soldiers on trucks keeping peace. (2 SHOTS)
    3.08

    21.
    SV Sikh refugees getting into truck.
    3.16

    22.
    GV Truck driving away.
    3.22

    23.
    GVs Silent peace march led by local Hindu leader in invalid cycle. (2 SHOTS)
    3.40

    24.
    SV PAN Army presence on street of Calcutta.
    3.49




    Initials ASG/JRS





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An uneasy calm hung over New Delhi, on November 4, as life tried to get back to normal. The Stock Exchange was reopened, so were banks and shops. Motorised rickshaws and buses filled the streets, but taxis which mainly belong to Sikhs were still a rare sight. More than 35,000 Sikhs have sought refuge in specially guarded camps through Delhi. Thousands of Sikhs in the northern city of Kanpur, which saw heavy rioting, have been evacuated. After four days of anti-Sikh violence, in which up to 1,000 people were killed, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, there are still sporadic outbreaks of violence. Delhi saw a soldier killed in a gunbattle while trying to stop looting and arson, on November 5. Another two have died in the capital in a new upsurge of violence. Three police officers have been arrested for failing to come to the aid of Sikhs threatened by mobs. Some Sikhs, who had taken shelter in a temple were burnt out and then set upon by Hindu mobs. Sikhs on the southern outskirts of the capital had to wait for thirty six hours before their besiegement by a Hindu mob was finally broken up by the army on November 2. To stop Sikh criticism of police and soldiers for just standing by while they were being attacked, the new Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, has dismissed the lieutenant Governor of Delhi Mr. P.G. Gavani and appointed India's former Home Secretary Mr. Madan Mohan Wali in his place. Troops and police are still patrolling Delhi's streets. City authorities say they are providing food for 20,000 Sikhs who have sought shelter in camps set up in the capital. At Delhi's railway station over 1,000 Sikhs have taken refuge. Some are waiting for trains to take them to Punjab state, where most of the country's twelve million Sikhs live. No trains will leave until there are paramilitary police to guard them. During the violence mobs attacked Delhi-bound trains seeking out Sikhs, who were hacked to death and burnt. The army are using armoured personnel carriers to patrol the streets but
    t one of the main problems facing India's Prime Minister is the thousands of Sikhs sheltering in refugee camps and temples throughout the country. In answer to Rajiv Gandhi's plea for peace Indians in Calcutta have formed peace committees to help the Sikh community in its city. Those Sikhs who had sought safety at a police station have now been taken to places of greater comfort and protection.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHC23M8JRU06NVSNOXH1RU5S1
    Media URN:
    VLVACHC23M8JRU06NVSNOXH1RU5S1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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