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India / Gandhi Assassination Aftermath #87774

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 1984
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(Studio) Death toll so far in India's religious violence following assassination of Prime Min. Indira Gandhi noted; preparations for her funeral tomorrow mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New Delhi, India) Govt.'s effort to cope with violence against Sikhs examined; films shown. [Prime Min. Rajiv GANDHI - warns that such madness will destroy what his mother stood for.] [PEOPLE - describe experience.] US delegation to Gandhi's funeral noted headed by Secretary of State George Shultz. Surviving assassin reported allegedly claiming unnamed general in Indian army was mastermind of plot and that other Sikhs have reportedly vowed to kill Rajiv Gandhi and President Zail Singh. Funeral plans outlined; similarity with that of Mahatma Gandhi noted.
REPORTER: Mark Litke

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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