• Short Summary

    A SIX-YEAR-OLD INDIAN GIRL, NANCY PRASAD, RETURNED TO FIJI TODAY (SUNDAY) DESPITE ATTEMPTS BY HER RELATIVE AND A GROUP OF UNKNOWN YOUNG MEN TO KEEP HER IN AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    A SIX-YEAR-OLD INDIAN GIRL, NANCY PRASAD, RETURNED TO FIJI TODAY (SUNDAY) DESPITE ATTEMPTS BY HER RELATIVE AND A GROUP OF UNKNOWN YOUNG MEN TO KEEP HER IN AUSTRALIA. NANCY PRASAD WAS DEPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA UNDER THE WHITE AUSTRALIAN POLICY WHICH BARS ASIAN IMMIGRATION TO THAT COUNTRY.

    SHE WAS TO HAVE LEFT SYDNEY BY AIR ON FRIDAY FOR FIJI, BUT MINUTES BEFORE HER PLANE TOOK OFF SHE WAS SNATCHED FROM THE ARMS OF A RELATIVE AT THE AIRPORT AND DRIVEN AWAY IN A CAR. THE GIRL WAS LATER FOUND OUTSIDE THE BACK DOOR OF HER BROTHER-IN-LAW'S HOME IN AN INNER-SYDNEY SUBURB.

    AFTER HER RETURN, NANCY SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN HARMED. SHE HAD LITTLE TO SAY ABOUT HER ABDUCTORS, BELIEVED TO BE YOUNG MEN DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE DEPORTATION ORDER.

    NANCY PRASAD HAD BEEN THE CENTRE OF PROTRACTED COURT MOVES SINCE HER PARENTS WERE DEPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA TO FIJI IN 1963. SHE DID NOT LEAVE AUSTRALIA WITH THEM BECAUSE SHE WAS ILL, AND REMAINED WITH HER SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW.

    HER BROTHER-IN-LAW, REGINALD POWDITCH, HAS SAID HE WILL CONTINUE WITH THE LEGAL STRUGGLE TO GET NANCY BACK TO AUSTRALIA.

    MEANWHILE, NANCY RETURNED TO FIJI TO HER MOTHER WHO DID NOT WANT HER BACK. MRS PRASAD SAID SHE WOULD LIKE NANCY TO GO BACK TO AUSTRALIA. "I HAVE GOT A LOT OF CHILDREN HERE APART FROM NANCY. THESE CHILDREN ARE NOT EVEN BEING FED PROPERLY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCJA6BA5XZ8BCGKY9CPMRYQ4M
    Media URN:
    VLVACCJA6BA5XZ8BCGKY9CPMRYQ4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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