Calcutta students, carrying banners and chanting anti-Chinese slogans, gathered on the University Lawn Nov 21 to protest against Chinese violation of India's northernmost borders, and to pay homage to Indian police patrolmen killed by the Chinese Oct 21 last.
SV.PAN.Students look at posters.
CU. Poster "Kick out Chinese invaders".
SV. Sticking up poster on wall.
SCU. Students look on.
SCU. Posters on wall.
SCU. Poster on building pillar.
SV. Student lays garland on martyrs column.
SIDE V.Students look on.
SV. Girl garlands martyrs column.
LV. Students being addressed.
LV. Students listen.
BV. Speaker addresses students.
CU. Students listen.
Students in procession with banners and anti-Chinese slogans.
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Background: Calcutta students, carrying banners and chanting anti-Chinese slogans, gathered on the University Lawn Nov 21 to protest against Chinese violation of India's northernmost borders, and to pay homage to Indian police patrolmen killed by the Chinese Oct 21 last.
The demonstration was in response to an appeal by the National Youth and Students Committee for Border Protection, for the observation of Nov 21 as All Bengal Martyrs Day, in honour of the dead patrolmen.
This was one of many anti-Chinese demonstrations staged throughout India since China's incursions.
Premier Nehru recently stated that India must make her own arms and be independent of foreign "armament kings". He also suggested that professional men should join the territorial army, and said he wanted the country's millions of students and young people to receive military training.
India's reply to China's last note on border withdrawals, outlines a plan whereby India forces would evacuate a small area marked on 1956 Chinese maps as Chinese, and China would pull her troops back from a much larger tract of territory claimed by India. China suggested a 12-mile withdrawal by both sides from present positions.