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    A group of Pakistanis and sympathizers demonstrated in the United States capital of Washington on Sunday (14 January), calling on India to release 93,000 Pakistani Prisoners of War.

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    A group of Pakistanis and sympathizers demonstrated in the United States capital of Washington on Sunday (14 January), calling on India to release 93,000 Pakistani Prisoners of War. They have been detained in India since December 1971.

    The protesters claimed that the prisoners are being subjected to torture and that medical care and food rations are inadequate. They deplored "the slaying of 34 POWs and the wounding of an unknown number by Indian guards."
    The protesters claimed that the problems of these men and their families could be solved if India honoured its international agreements over repatriation of the prisoners.

    Chanting anti-India slogans, the demonstrators demanded a full neutral international inspection of India's prison camps as prescribed in the Geneva Convention.

    SYNOPSIS: A group of Pakistani supporters staged a demonstration outside India's United States Embassy in Washington on Sunday. They were protesting over India's failure to release 93,000 Pakistani prisoners of war.

    The protesters claimed that the prisoners were being subjected to torture and that medical care and food rations in the Indian camps were inadequate. They said they "deplored the slaying of 34 prisoners and the wounding of an unknown number by Indian guards."
    Chanting anti-Indian slogans, the protesters demanded an immediate full international inspection of Indian ??? camps as prescribed in the ??? ???.

    The protest rally followed an appeal by the Pakistani Prisoners of War Families Welfare Association in Karachi. However, what promised to be a large gathering attracted less than a hundred supporters. The protesters said their concern was based on press reports and letters received from prisoners which described the conditions under which they were held as "appalling."
    Police kept watch on the demonstrators as they paraded outside the Indian Embassy. The protesters claimed the POW problem could be solved if India honoured its international agreements over the repatriation of the Pakistani prisoners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XZ5YLUTBZZCD88C5LC6LXYN4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XZ5YLUTBZZCD88C5LC6LXYN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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