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India / Gandhi Funeral #534712

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 03, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(New Delhi, India) Prime Min. Indira Gandhi's funeral today and status of Hindu violence against Sikhs examined; films shown. Role of Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi in services described, shown. Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned meeting with Rajiv Gandhi later to pledge United States support to his rule. [SHULTZ - notes Rajiv Gandhi's call on India to complete mother's unfinished work.]
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier

(Studio) Rajiv Gandhi's order for crackdown on rioters after funeral noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(New Delhi, India) Fear of religious war following funeral discussed. [Sikh historian Khushwant SINGH - thinks crowds leaving funeral after service will pose greatest danger.] Question of army's delayed crackdown considered. [Journalist Romesh THAPAR - believes Jawaharlal Nehru would have acted immediately to halt mobs; notes lack of such government response now.]
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Studio) No. killed today in rioting mentioned; exiled Sikh leader, from London, said praising Gandhi's murder and threatening Rajiv Gandhi with same fate. Shultz's meeting with USSR Prime Min. Nikolai Tikhonov after Gandhi's funeral to protest Soviet media's allegations of United States involvement in her assassination described; films shown.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Dobyns, Lloyd;
Frazier, Stephen

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