• Short Summary

    Two senior East Pakistan High Commission diplomats in New Delhi yesterday (Wednesday) asked the Indian Government for political asylum - saying that they wished to further the cause of Bangladesh (Free Bengal).

  • Description

    Two senior East Pakistan High Commission diplomats in New Delhi yesterday (Wednesday) asked the Indian Government for political asylum - saying that they wished to further the cause of Bangladesh (Free Bengal). They are Second Secretary K M Shehabuddin and Assistant Press Attache Amjadul Huq.

    The two diplomats were interviewed in a private Indian home shortly after midnight and they declared that they could not return because the Government of Islamabad (West Pakistan) was a "foreign, colonial regime, which had shown itself to be ore barbarous and oppressive than any history has known". VISNEWS cameraman Jagdish Kapoor was there to film the interview.

    Speaking to Indian journalist Dilip Mukerjee, Mr Shehabbudin:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6X3S4B3HMD1946CCZCHUD4ITQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6X3S4B3HMD1946CCZCHUD4ITQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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