About 20 Arab students occupied the Jordanian Embassy in New Delhi yesterday (19 September) in protest against King Hussein's action against Palestinian commandos in Jordan.
About 20 Arab students occupied the Jordanian Embassy in New Delhi yesterday (19 September) in protest against King Hussein's action against Palestinian commandos in Jordan. They were still at the Embassy more than 24 later.
The students said they would stay there until the martial law order was revoked in Amman. They were sitting in the general office of the embassy and keeping up with news of the Jordan crisis from Middle East radio stations. About ten policemen sat outside.
When the Arab occupied the embassy they tore down the Jordanian flag, smashed a picture of King Hussein and pasted a hand-written poster reading "Embassy of the Revolutionary Government of Jordan" over the building's brass nameplate.
Jordan's Ambassador in India, Mr. Anwar Nashashibi, has rejected their demands that he pledge support in writing for the Palestinian guerrillas. But he said the students would be allowed to stay in the embassy "as long as they remained peaceful."
Arab students overseas demonstrations earlier at other Jordanian embassies, including those in London and Copenhagen.