• Short Summary

    Eighty-seven Indian merchant seamen, captured during the India-Pakistan war, returned to Bombay on Wednesday (26 Jan) aboard the liner "Sirdhana".

  • Description

    Eighty-seven Indian merchant seamen, captured during the India-Pakistan war, returned to Bombay on Wednesday (26 Jan) aboard the liner "Sirdhana".

    The men have been released unconditionally -- and all their impounded belongings have been returned to them.

    SYNOPSIS: Berthing at Bombay on Wednesday -- the liner "Sirdhani". And on board were eighty-seven Indian seamen released by Pakistan. The seamen are all from merchant ships -- and were seized by the Pakistan authorities early in the war with India. Now they've been released unconditionally and have had all their belongings returned to them.

    At Bombay the returning sailors wore garlanded with flowers by members of the National Seafarers Union of India. The Union had been backing International labour organisations in their campaign for the release of the men.

    To help them on landing, the shipping agents provided each of the sailors with a sum of money.

    After initial formalities -- the sailors were given a speedy customs clearance so they could get away to their homes and families without delay. Many of the families were on the dockside to greet the sailors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8K1RXXF7T0ZMFOUT2MU5ABUH0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K1RXXF7T0ZMFOUT2MU5ABUH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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