• Short Summary

    The Congress Party's cabinet met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss and finalise the resolution on the East Pakistan secession movement, which is to be put before the All India Congress Committee soon.

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    SV congress sign
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    SV Mr. DP. Misra arrives and enters
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    SV Mr. Nail arrive & enters
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    SV Congress Pres. Mr. Sanjivaya arrives and enters
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    SV Mr. Dixit, General Sec. arrives & enters
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    SV Mr. Sukhadia arrives & enters
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    SV cabinet Minister Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
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    SV Chief Minister Mr. Andhra Pradesh ditto
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    SV Interior Ministers seated (2 shots)
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    SV Mr. Jagjivan Ran seated
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    SV Mrs. Gandhi enters and takes position on floor
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    Background: The Congress Party's cabinet met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss and finalise the resolution on the East Pakistan secession movement, which is to be put before the All India Congress Committee soon.

    A resolution on the matter will be adopted at the 2-day meeting of the All India Congress in Delhi, which will shape the policy of the Government.

    It is expected that the resolution will be on the same lines as that adopted by Parliament on March 31, calling for the immediate cessation of the use of force in East Pakistan, and asking Governments all over the world to put pressure on the Pakistan Government to halt "the systematic decimation of people which amounts to genocide".

    SYNOPSIS: The Congress Party's cabinet met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss and finalise the resolution on the East Pakistan secession movement, which will be put before the All India Congress Committee soon.

    The resolution, when it is adopted is expected to be on the same lines s that of Parliament on March 31, when it called for an end to use of force in East Pakistan, and asked Governments all over the world to put pressure on the Pakistani Government to halt what it called "The systematic decimation of people which amounts to genocide".

    Parliament's resolution, expressing solidarity with the people of East Pakistan, reflected the mounting anger in India over the East Pakistan situation. There is intense support especially in West Bengal, which adjoins East Pakistan, and businesses, offices, and transport services have been closed there in a general strike in support.

    Mrs. Gandhi presiding at the Congress meeting, has said in Parliament that atrocities were being perpetrated in East Pakistan on an unprecedented scale upon unarmed and innocent people, and Indians could not remain indifferent to the tragedy being enacted close to their border. There are now an estimated 60,000 Government troops in East Pakistan but there is still considerable resistance from the East Pakistanis, who hold the town of Jessore, 25 miles (38 KMS) from the Indian border

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32WKUJCILQTC6SVWZ05VDM018
    Media URN:
    VLVA32WKUJCILQTC6SVWZ05VDM018
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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