NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 10, 1984
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(Studio) New Delhi, India, police chief reported fired for not controlling Hindu mob violence against Sikhs following assassination of Prime Min. Indira Gandhi.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(New Delhi, India) India's history of religious violence noted usually aligning Hindus and Sikhs against Moslems; implications for cntry.'s future from current Sikh-Hindu unrest discussed. [Journalist Romesh THAPAR - fears current violence is most dangerous in India's history due to Sikh quest for revenge.] Efforts of some Hindus to help now described, shown. [HINDU - explains.] [THAPAR - notes heavy intermarriage between Hindus and Sikhs; thinks wound opened by current violence will be difficult to heal.] Econ. devastation to most Sikh small businessmen noted. [SIKH - is totally wiped out economy] Threat of revenge by some militant Sikhs mentioned.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns