CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1984
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(Studio) Extensive rioting and violence throughout India following yesterday's assassination of Prime Min. Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(New Delhi, India) Chaos and Hindu mob violence against Sikh community examined; films shown. [MOURNER - laments Gandhi's death.] [SIKH - describes his fear.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(New Delhi, India) Viciousness of Hindu backlash against Sikhs examined. [SIKH - thinks Gandhi's assassination is perceived by most Sikhs as a stupid act.] Background to Gandhi's relationship with Sikh movement reviewed; implications of her death for movement's future considered.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews
(London, England) Role of religious riots in India discussed; Sikh background and importance to India, economically and politically, examined. Films shown.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Impact of Gandhi's assassination on US-USSR relations examined; President Konstantin Chernenko shown signing book of condolences at Indian embassy in Moscow. "Pravda" and Radio Moscow noted accusing CIA and United States government of role in Gandhi's assassination. Secretary of State George Shultz, en route to her funeral, reported condemning Soviet allegations. State Department mentioned warning of danger to Americans in India as result of Soviet comments; possibility of meeting in India between Shultz and USSR Prime Min. Nikolai Tikhonov noted. Attack on United States embassy in Pakistan in 1979 recalled.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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