• Short Summary

    Students in West Bengal went on strike at the weekend as a wave of sympathy swept India for East Pakistanis in their reported struggle against Army rule.

  • Description

    SV Students chanting during demo at Petrapole, W.Bengal troops hold demonstrators back.

    LV Demonstrators down road towards border shouting.

    SV Security forces towards border.

    LV Pakistan flag at border.

    CU PAN from border sign to demonstrators with border in distance ( 2 shots )

    LV Customs checkpoint

    CU Customs sign

    CU Indian flag

    SV Demonstrators chanting slogans at border ( 2 shots )
    Initials CO.16.54 TH/AW/CO/17.04 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Students in West Bengal went on strike at the weekend as a wave of sympathy swept India for East Pakistanis in their reported struggle against Army rule. At the frontier town of Petrapole, hundreds of chanting students marched to the border.

    Indian security forces moved among the demonstrators and there was no violence. Apart from the protest, cameramen Prem Prakash and Durgadas Chatterji found the border quiet, despite reports of bloody clashes in the nearby Pakistani town of Jessore and of refugees crossing into West Bengal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4RRV8M4AV5SN8R2P9DIE9D2T9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RRV8M4AV5SN8R2P9DIE9D2T9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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