In India, delegates from 60 countries are attending an international conference on apartheid. The conference,?
GV Conference building in Delhi with banners hanging outside.
SV General Secretary of African National Congress Mr Alfred Nzo speaking. (in English).
GV Audience listening to speeches.
SV President of India, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy speaking in English.
MR NZO: "Your Excellency. dear friends. The Delhi Conference is being convened at a crucial moment in the struggle of millions of oppressed peoples in Southern Africa. In the past few years especially since the final collapse of Portuguese colonialism, under the hammering blows of the peoples of the former colonies led by (indistinct) the NPLA party of Labour, Frelimo, and (indistinct), the political situation in Southern African has been characterised by the apartheid crisis, confronting the regimes of oppression of South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe."
"The United nations Organisation, which represents the conscience of the world, has a very important role in checking the destiny of the people here and bringing peace and harmony to this troubled area. India's association with the hardships and tensions of minorities in South African is long and close. Our association with our oppressed brethren in Southern Africa goes back to the days when Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, lived and worked in Southern Africa. The increasing awareness of the evils of apartheid and invidious distinctions between man and man on the ground only of race and colour has further strengthened our resolve to do all that is possible within the framework of the United Nations charter to highlight and mobilize enlightened opinion the world over against the evils of apartheid."
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Background: In India, delegates from 60 countries are attending an international conference on apartheid. The conference, called for "the liberation of Southern Africa, and against apartheid," was opened in Delhi by the Indian President, Mr Neelam Sanjiva Reddy on Thursday (28 September).
SYNOPSIS: One of the first speakers at the conference was from the African National Congress of South Africa, Mr Alfred Nzo.
Then the Indian President spoke.