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    Three British members of Parliament returned to London from New Delhi last night and described the refugee situation in India as "appalling".

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    Three British members of Parliament returned to London from New Delhi last night and described the refugee situation in India as "appalling". The M.P.'s Mr. Arthur Bottomley, Mr. Toby Jessel and Mr. Reginald Prentice visited East Pakistan and then went on to India where they toured refugee camps and met Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

    SYNOPSIS: The refugee problem in India has been described as "appalling" by three British members of Parliament who've just returned from a tour of East Pakistan and talks in India. After visiting centres in East Pakistan the three men, Arthur Bottomley, Reginald Prentice and Toby Jessel, flew to New Delhi meet Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The M.P.'s visited camps in India and said afterwards that the refugees, now numbering nearly seven million, were afraid to return to their homes because atrocities were still being committed by the Pakistan Army.

    The Pakistan Government has denied that atrocities are being committed, but one of the M.P.'s Mr. Jessel said he thought the number of civilians killed had reached six figures.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZG66T7BEXFZT6HQKE4D0MK7A
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZG66T7BEXFZT6HQKE4D0MK7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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