Friction between Bengalis and Biharis has continued in Bangladesh, with Bengali troops searching Bihari enclaves outside Dacca and splitting families into separate camps.
GTV PAN Mipur Colony
CU Families seated on ground (3 shots)
GV & CU People queue with ration cards outside ration shop (2 shots)
SV & CU Officials examine rationing cards (2 shots)
SCU Food being distributed (2 shots)
GV Deserted area of Colony
LV Pond searched for weapons; Bangladesh soldier looks on.
SV Ditto (3 shots)
SV Recovered arms on bank. PAN TO Bengali soldiers
GV Biharis clear lily patch
SV Bengali soldier unwraps hidden rifle.
SV Bengali troops with recovered arms
GV Guards at gate of Murapara Camp
SV & CU Women and children in camp (4 shots)
SCU INT Doctor examines child
SV & CU INT People wait and watch as cooked food is distributed (2 shots)
CU Father holding child.
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Background: Friction between Bengalis and Biharis has continued in Bangladesh, with Bengali troops searching Bihari enclaves outside Dacca and splitting families into separate camps. Several thousand Biharis have been detailed in a search for former collaborators with the Pakistan Government.
This film focuses on Bengali troop activity in the Bihari enclave at Mirpur, a Dacca suburb, and shows activity at nearby Murapera Camp--where several thousand women, children and old men have been sent after their menfolk were detained in jail.