• Short Summary

    President Idi Amin of Uganda continued his tough line over the expulsion of Asians with British passports on Wednesday (August 9) when he told British, Indian and Pakistani diplomatic representatives at a luncheon meeting that he would not change his mind.

  • Description

    President Idi Amin of Uganda continued his tough line over the expulsion of Asians with British passports on Wednesday (August 9) when he told British, Indian and Pakistani diplomatic representatives at a luncheon meeting that he would not change his mind. And in an apparent tightening up of his move against the Asian community he said all Indian, Bangladesh, and Pakistani nationals who did not hold Ugandan passports would have to leave the country as well.

    The number of Asians affected by the move could reach 50,000 cut of the population of about 80,000. Neighbouring states Kenya and Tanzania--both with large Asian communities of their own-- said meanwhile they would not admit any expelled Ugandan Asian, and the border between uganda and kenya was closed to Asians by Kenyan authorities.

    But Britain's position remained the same, according to High Commissioner Mr. Richard Slater on Wednesday. He told President Amin at their luncheon meeting that Britain would continue to admit only limited numbers of British-passport Asians each year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABK0OXRFVJ2EBB466RE3T2CMSW
    Media URN:
    VLVABK0OXRFVJ2EBB466RE3T2CMSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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