• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Refugees await Mrs Gandhi's arrival
    0.05

    2.
    STV PAN Mrs. Gandhi and officials arrive
    0.11

    3.
    CU Refugees
    0.15

    4.
    SV Mrs. Gandhi past crowds (2 shots)
    0.23

    5.
    LV & SV Mrs. Gandhi speaking (3 shots)
    0.35

    6.
    SV Group of refugees and children
    0.38

    7.
    CU & SV Mrs. Gandhi hands out clothing & utensils (3 shots)
    0.51

    8.
    CU Mrs. Gandhi drinks
    0.58

    9.
    LV Mrs. Gandhi and party leaving
    1.01

    10.
    SV Refugees return to tents
    1.04

    11.
    LV Refugee tent
    1.07

    12.
    SV PAN INT Refugees under tent.
    1.15

    13.
    CU PAN Refugees sleep
    1.19

    14.
    SCU Old woman and small boy
    1.22

    15.
    CU Muslim weaving net (2 shots)
    1.30

    16.
    SV People cooking (3 shots)
    1.39

    17.
    CU Youngsters eating
    1.46

    18.
    SV & CU Women and children at water pump
    1.54

    19.
    CU Baby and mother
    1.98

    20.
    SV & CU Mother fans small sick child
    2.05

    21.
    CU Father nursing small boy
    2.08

    22.
    CU Woman pours water on sick child's head
    2.13

    23.
    SV Refugees packed under tents.
    2.16



    Initials BB/1909 CM/PW/BB/1932



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB6FJSI3NWFLFC38GA2YM48IO5
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6FJSI3NWFLFC38GA2YM48IO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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