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    SOME, 1,800 REFUGEES FROM THE NORTH EAST FRONTIER AGENCY ARE NOW BEING LOOKED AFTER IN DELHI.

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    Background: SOME, 1,800 REFUGEES FROM THE NORTH EAST FRONTIER AGENCY ARE NOW BEING LOOKED AFTER IN DELHI. THEY ARE TIBETANS WHO LEFT THEIR COUNTRY AFTER THE CHINESE INVASION TO SETTLE INSIDE NEFA, THEN FLED AGAIN AS CHINESE TROOPED PUSHED THEIR WAY FURTHER SOUTH.

    HAVING REACHED THE INDIAN CAPITAL BY RAIL, CART, AND ON FOOT, THEY WERE TAKEN CARE OF BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT. IN A ROUND-THE-CLOCK PROGRAMME, A TIBETAN-STYLE REST HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR THEN IN THE OLD PART OF DELHI NEAR THE BANKS OF THE JAMUNA RIVER.

    AS THE INFLUX OF REFUGEES INCREASED, THE REST HOUSE - WITH ITS CENTRAL TEMPLE FOR WORSHIP - PROVED TOO SMALL AND NEWCOMERS HAD TO BE ACCOMMODATED IN TENTS. THE TIBETANS WERE ISSUED WITH BLANKETS AND ARE GETTING FREE FOOD RATIONS. THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HOPES TO PROVIDE ENOUGH JOBS IN WHICH THEY CAN KEEP UP THEIR ANCIENT CRAFTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FIUD0DPKLBSD6NJX95ZHC0DF
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FIUD0DPKLBSD6NJX95ZHC0DF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:55:00
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    N/A

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