• Short Summary

    INCREASING NUMBERS OF HINDU REFUGEES FROM EAST PAKISTAN ARE REPORTED TO BE CROSSING THE BORDER INTO TRIPURA STATE, INDIA.

  • Description

    INCREASING NUMBERS OF HINDU REFUGEES FROM EAST PAKISTAN ARE REPORTED TO BE CROSSING THE BORDER INTO TRIPURA STATE, INDIA. INDIAN OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REFUGES IN TRIPURA AT ABOUT 25,000. IN ONE DAY ALONE 2,000 REFUGEES CROSSED THE BORDER.

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT, AIDED BY THE RED CROSS AND UNICEF, IS TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF THE REFUGEES UNTIL THEY CAN BE RE-SETTLED. AT PRESENT THEY ARE BEING HOUSE IN REFUGEE CAMPS.

    THE REFUGEES CLAIM THAT THEY ARE BEING FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES IN EAST PAKISTAN BY ORGANISED TERRORISM WHICH THEY ATTRIBUTE TO THE MAJORITY MUSLIM COMMUNITY. THEY SAY THE MUSLIMS ATTACHED THEIR HOMES, MOLESTED THEIR FAMILIES AND STOLE THEIR CATTLE.

    MOST OF THE REFUGEES WERE UNABLE TO BRING ANY OF THEIR PROPERTY WITH THEM WHEN FLEEING TO INDIA. SOME WHO TRIED CLAIM THEY WERE ROBBED BEFORE CROSSING THE BORDER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACNO3J4R4B7NZH78YCCAKKWK5T
    Media URN:
    VLVACNO3J4R4B7NZH78YCCAKKWK5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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