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    72nd All-India Congress is stopped when fire breaks out in congress tent.

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    No title. 72nd All-India Congress dispersed when fire breaks out.

    Faridabad. Various shots of President of Congress' car on its way to the Indian National Congress held at Faridabad, a motorcycle escort leads the way. Various shots Mr. Siddavanahilli Nijalingappa, President of Congress, in his car, waving at crowds lining the route. People in the crowd throw flowers at the president and place garlands around his neck. Various C/Us people in crowd. M/S President walking through crowd, he is showered in petals. M/S statue of Pandit Nehru, pan to crowds. M/S President walking to congress.

    Various shots ceremony of unfurling the Congress flag, which takes place before congress meeting, pan to rows of people lined up. M/S men and women volunteers standing to attention at the ceremony. M/S more volunteers standing to attention. M/S government ministers lined up at the ceremony, standing in front of them is Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. C/U Mrs. Gandhi. Angle shot ministers standing on the platform at the flag unfurling ceremony. L/S flag unfurling ceremony.

    Interior of congress, which takes place in massive tent. Various shots rows and rows of me sitting on ground, they each have small tables where they keep their papers. The president sits at a desk facing the men, he speaks into microphone. We see Indian Politician, Mr. Kodesia raising a point of order. Various L/Ss tent burning - the congress meeting is stopped and people are evacuated. The tent is burnt to the ground.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:59:00 / 01:03:32:00

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