• Short Summary

    On the second day of his mission of reconciliation to Bangladesh, the Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto faced noisy demonstrations on Friday (June 28) when he travelled to Savar 20 miles (32 kms) from Dacca to lay a wreath at the memorial to the martyrs of the 1971 Civil War.

  • Description

    On the second day of his mission of reconciliation to Bangladesh, the Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto faced noisy demonstrations on Friday (June 28) when he travelled to Savar 20 miles (32 kms) from Dacca to lay a wreath at the memorial to the martyrs of the 1971 Civil War.

    Demonstrators shouted anti-Pakistani slogans - "Killer Bhutto Go Back" and carried placards reading: "We Condemn Genocide" - a reference to alleged atrocities by the Pakistan Army during 1971.

    It was Mr. Bhutto's first visit to Bangladesh since the 1971 Civil War and his reception was in marked contrast to the warm welcome he received from large crowds on his arrival in Dacca on Thursday (June 27).

    Just before the Soviet built helicopter touched down at Savar, a counter demonstration in favour of Pakistan began, and scuffles broke out just as the Pakistani leader stood to attention in front of the memorial while buglers sounded the last post.

    A senior Bangladesh official said on Friday that Bangladesh plans to seek reparation and compensation for victims of the 1971 Civil War.

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has said that Pakistan should share the assets of united Pakistan, estimated to run into hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Bangladesh accused Pakistan of widespread destruction and atrocities during the conflict which led to the emergence of what was East Pakistan as the independent state of bangladesh.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8XOQKHBKAFFEJRS17WXCC9OXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XOQKHBKAFFEJRS17WXCC9OXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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