Twenty thousand East Pakistan refugees at the Petrapole camp only one and a half miles (3 Kms) from India's border with East Pakistan, gave India's Prime Minister Mrs.
GV Refugees await Mrs Gandhi's arrival
STV PAN Mrs. Gandhi and officials arrive
SV Mrs. Gandhi past crowds (2 shots)
LV & SV Mrs. Gandhi speaking (3 shots)
SV Group of refugees and children
CU & SV Mrs. Gandhi hands out clothing & utensils (3 shots)
CU Mrs. Gandhi drinks
LV Mrs. Gandhi and party leaving
SV Refugees return to tents
LV Refugee tent
SV PAN INT Refugees under tent.
CU PAN Refugees sleep
SCU Old woman and small boy
CU Muslim weaving net (2 shots)
SV People cooking (3 shots)
CU Youngsters eating
SV & CU Women and children at water pump
CU Baby and mother
SV & CU Mother fans small sick child
CU Father nursing small boy
CU Woman pours water on sick child's head
SV Refugees packed under tents.
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Background: Twenty thousand East Pakistan refugees at the Petrapole camp only one and a half miles (3 Kms) from India's border with East Pakistan, gave India's Prime Minister Mrs. Gandhi a warm welcome on Sunday.
Mrs. Gandhi has been visiting a number of camps in West Bengal, Tripura and Assam, as the number of East Pakistanis taking refuge in India steadily increases towards three million.
Indian Government spokesmen have said that five or six million refugees could soon cross into India following the martial law crackdown and its aftermath, which began in March.
The Indians say they do not have the resources to cope with the problem. They have had already a favourable response to their appeal for help from the United Nations, which has sent officials to investigate the situation.
The Indian Government on Saturday handed over a note to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi charging Pakistan with deliberately forcing two million East Bengalis to flee to India. The note reserved India's right to seek compensation for the financial and other burdens which it had to bear in looking after the refugees.