• Short Summary

    Four British Members of Parliament were confronted with a flood of refugees when they visited border areas between East Pakistan and India on Tuesday (June 29).

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    Four British Members of Parliament were confronted with a flood of refugees when they visited border areas between East Pakistan and India on Tuesday (June 29).

    One of the members of the party, Labour M.P. Mr. Reg Prentice, described the scene as "the most terrible thing, both in terms of human suffering and scale" that he had ever seen.

    Mr. Prentice, former Commonwealth Secretary, Arthur Bottomley, and Conservatives, Mr. James Ramsden and Mr. Toby Jessel visited several refugee camps and a number of cholera wards in hospital. The British Parliamentary delegation also stopped by the wayside to talk to the refugees.

    During the tour, the visiting parliamentarians also ran into several carefully organised demonstrations by refugees demanding that Britain cut all aid to Pakistan and recognise the government of Bangla Desh.

    This film of the British Parliamentarians tour of the refugee camps was shot by Visnews cameraman, Durgades Chatterji.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LOVRURQZK43EOO05S6IJAO7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LOVRURQZK43EOO05S6IJAO7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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