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India / Gandhi Assassination Aftermath #87618

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1984
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(Studio) Extensive mob violence throughout India following assassination of Prime Min. Indira Gandhi reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New Delhi, India) Hindu attacks on Sikhs examined; films shown. [Sikh parliament member Khushwant SINGH - describes President's response to his request for protection.] Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi's reaction to violence mentioned; fear of violence escalating as Sikhs defense themselves noted.
REPORTER: Mark Litke

(Studio) Relative calm in Sikh province of Punjab considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New Delhi, India) Preparations for Gandhi's funeral Saturday examined; her father Jawaharlal Nehru recalled. Public reaction to her death discussed; Rajiv Gandhi's presence at mother's bier mentioned. Confusion over fate of possible assassin noted.
REPORTER: Jim Hickey

(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz reported leading United States delegation to Gandhi's funeral, attended as well by United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and Congress group. Prime Min. Nikolai Tikonov said heading USSR delegation; possibility of his meeting with Shultz considered. Recent Soviet news reports said implying United States was behind the assassination; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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