ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1984
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(Studio) Hindu violence against Sikhs since assassination recently of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(New Delhi, India) Impact of nation `s atmosphere on Sikh observance of anniversary of sect's founding examined; films shown. [Sikh BOY - notes his mother dressed him as girl to save him.] [SIKhigh school - claim police were identifying Sikh homes and business for mobs.] [Janata party president Chandra SHEKHAR - agrees with Sikh claims about authorities' dereliction of duty.] Govt.'s response mentioned; Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi's effort to unite nation cited. Probability that religious animosity will remain India's most pressing problem considered.
REPORTER: Mark Litke
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