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    The demonstrations staged by Delhi university students on Thursday have been filmed as detailed below.Enclosed?

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    The footage shows posters in university area, reading, Boycot Time and News-week the union leaders addressing in a hall in the Arts Faculty Department and the listeners clapping in applause (speeches mainly in English tape-recorded)

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    The speeches and tearing of the magazine-Time and Newsweek by the shouting students inside the hall.

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    The footage shows, coming out the students, shouting slogans and making bonfire of the above magazines......amongst these students is also one understood there by the cameraman to be British (see the last shots)

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    The footage shows the students demonstrating before the Time and Life office in New Delhi, which is guarded by large number of policemen, the students shouting angry slogan and finally leaving the place for yet another demonstration.........the atmosphere was crowded including also large number of watchers

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    The footage shows students demonstrating before BBC office in New Delhi, some nonstudents also join and finally the students stick their leaflets on the wall of the building and retire for UK High Commission

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    The footage shows small batch of students outside the UK High Commission and some them going in with their memorandum and finally coming out with British officers of the mission to see them off at the gate; before dispersing the students stick their bills on the tree trunks.


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    Background: The demonstrations staged by Delhi university students on Thursday have been filmed as detailed below.Enclosed herewith the leaflets distributed by the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) explain the purpose of demos at length.

    With an uneasy and tense cease-fire still in effect between India and Pakistan, University students in the Indian capitol city of New Delhi have turned to demonstrating against the press and radio of the United States and Great Britain.On Thursday night, the students marched downtown to an area where the foreign publications have their New Delhi offices.With local police on hand to prevent physical damage, the demonstrators started by shouting, chanting, and waving posters.The students' emotions have been inflamed by the interpretations of foreign newsmen of the war between India and Pakistan, the cease-fire, and subsequent political developments.The poster denounce American weekly newsmagazines, Newsweek and Time and the British press as well as the British Broadcasting Corporation.After a round of harangues by student speechmakers, the demonstrators built bonfires in the streets, using the newsmagazines and British newspapers as fuel.Other protestors carried anti-BBC poster and one student even set fire to his radio on which he had written the networks call letters.Although emotions ran high, the only damage was the destruction of the magazines, some copies of the English newspapers, and the student's radio.

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