• Short Summary

    After the United Nations General Assembly debate on the admission of Bangladesh on Wednesday (November 29), during which the Assembly 'expressed hope' for its admission, The People's Republic of China served notice it would continue to veto membership while Pakistani prisoners captured during last year's war remained in captivity.

  • Description

    After the United Nations General Assembly debate on the admission of Bangladesh on Wednesday (November 29), during which the Assembly 'expressed hope' for its admission, The People's Republic of China served notice it would continue to veto membership while Pakistani prisoners captured during last year's war remained in captivity. In August, China used its veto in the Security Council to turn down Bangladesh's application for membership on the same grounds.

    During Wednesday's debate, although the Assembly 'expressed hope' for the admission of Bangladesh, the resolution was linked to another resolution calling for the release of prisoners captured in the war last December - when Bangladesh won its independence from Pakistan with Indian aid.

    Although a few hundred Pakistan prisoners of war held by India were released in recent weeks, over 80,000 prisoners are reported to be still in captivity.

    This film shows the Indian and Pakistani delegates to the United Nations addressing the General Assembly during Wednesday's debate. A transcript of the sound on film is provided below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6550847VJOPNC3K7X7X63IIIM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6550847VJOPNC3K7X7X63IIIM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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