• Short Summary

    AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL TODAY (MONDAY) AWARDED PAKISTAN ABOUT ONE TENTH OF THE AREA OF THE RANN OF KUTCH IT WAS CLAIMING FROM INDIA.

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    AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL TODAY (MONDAY) AWARDED PAKISTAN ABOUT ONE TENTH OF THE AREA OF THE RANN OF KUTCH IT WAS CLAIMING FROM INDIA. THE AREA AWARDED TO PAKISTAN OF THE LONG-DISPUTED TERRITORY MEASURES ABOUT 300 SQUARE MILES (777 K.M.).

    TWO MEMBERS OF THE THREE-MEMBERS PANEL OF JUDGES SAID PAKISTAN HAD SUBMITTED STRONGER CLAIMS TO THESE AREAS WHICH DIVIDE WEST PAKISTAN FROM THE DISTRICT OF KUTCH IN GUDJARAT STATE, INDIA. THESE AREAS WERE THE SUBJECT OF FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIAN AND PAKISTANI FORCES THREE YEARS AGO.

    JUDGE GUNNAR LAGERGREN OF SWEDEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE TRIBUNAL, SAID HE FOUND IN FAVOUR OF INDIA FOR ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF THE DISPUTED 3,500 SQUARE MILES (9,333 SQUARE KILOMETRES) OF THE RANN OF KUTCH, HE SAID PAKISTAN HAD MADE A BETTER CLAIM FOR THE TERRITORY AWARDED TO IT.

    THE ENTIRE AREA OF THE RANN OF KUTCH IS 8,400 SQUARE MILES (22,400 SQUARE KILOMETRES), BUT PAKISTAN WAS CLAIMING ONLY ONE THIRD OF THE TERRITORY.

    JUDGE NASROLLAH ENTEZAM OF IRAN, PAKISTAN'S NOMINEE TO THE TRIBUNAL, CONCURRED WITH JUDGE LAGERGREN. JUDGE ALES BEBLER OF YUGOSLAVIA, DISSENTING, SAID ALL MAPS OF THE AREA SHOWED THE GREAT RANN AS BEING PART OF KUTCH, AND CONFIRMED INDIA'S CLAIM TO THE NORTHERN EDGE.

    THE NEW BOUNDARY STRAIGHTENS OUT MUCH OF THE JAGGED CONTOURS SHOWN ON INDIAN MAPS. NEITHER THE INDIAN REPRESENTATIVE TO THE TRIBUNAL, DR. KRISHNA RAO, NOR MR. HAFIZ UDDIN, PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR TO SWITZERLAND, WHO ATTENDED THE TRIBUNAL, WOULD COMMENT ON THE DECISION. REUTER QUOTING SOURCES FROM BOTH SIDES, HOWEVER, SAYS THE TRIBUNAL'S VERDICT WILL BE ACCEPTABLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SZKRE40WBZZDE1NTAF6CSEAF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SZKRE40WBZZDE1NTAF6CSEAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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