• Short Summary

    THE WAR OVER KASHMIR: PAKISTAN HAS CAPTURED MANY INDIAN SIKH SOLDIERS DURING THE PRESENT FIERCE FIGHTING GOING ON IN THE LAHORE AND SIALKOT SECTORS.

  • Description

    THE WAR OVER KASHMIR: PAKISTAN HAS CAPTURED MANY INDIAN SIKH SOLDIERS DURING THE PRESENT FIERCE FIGHTING GOING ON IN THE LAHORE AND SIALKOT SECTORS. THEY ARE BEING HELD IN A FORTRESS SOMEWHERE ON THE PAKISTANI NORTH-WEST FRONTIER.

    AMONG THE PRISONERS OF THIS UNDECLARED WAR ARE, ACCORDING TO THE PAKISTANI ARMY, A SIKH LIEUTENANT-COLONEL AND 350 OF HIS MEN. THEY ARE REPORTED BY PAKISTAN TO HAVE SAID AFTER CAPTURE THAT, AS SIKHS, THEY HAD NO MIND TO FIGHT FOR INDIA AND NO CAUSE TO FIGHT.

    THEY WERE TAKEN PRISONER DURING THE ARMOURED BATTLES NEAR LAHORE, WHICH IS ONLY 30 MILES (48 KMS) FROM AMRITSAR, IN INDIA. AMRITSAR, WITH ITS FAMOUS GOLDEN TEMPLE, IS THE HOLY CITY AND CAPITAL OF THE SIKHS, WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAVE BEEN PRESSING THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEPARATE AN AUTONOMOUS STATE.

    THIS DEMAND IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLOITED BY RADIO PAKISTAN IN RECENT BROADCASTS TO SIKHS DURING THE CONFLICT. THE PAKISTANIS ARE PROMISING TO RESPECT SIKH HOLY PLACES AND DO AS LITTLE DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE TO SIKH AREAS. HOWEVER, PAKISTANI JETS HAVE SWOOPED LOW OVER AMRITSAR AND RAIDED AREAS SURROUNDING THE HOLY CITY.

    MEANWHILE, U THANT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HE BELIEVED THAT THE DESIRE OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO STOP FIGHTING AND FIND A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THEIR CONFLICT HAD BECOME STRONGER IN THE LAST WEEK. THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL WAS WINDING UP PEACE TALKS IN BOTH COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABHAPKWM3GL0R7CUG7Z21L4T22
    Media URN:
    VLVABHAPKWM3GL0R7CUG7Z21L4T22
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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