• Short Summary

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION REFUGEES HAVE CROSSED INTO WEST BENGAL FROM EAST PAKISTAN SINCE THE ARMY MOVED AGAINST THE SECESSIONIST MOVEMENT THERE A MONTH AGO.

  • Description

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION REFUGEES HAVE CROSSED INTO WEST BENGAL FROM EAST PAKISTAN SINCE THE ARMY MOVED AGAINST THE SECESSIONIST MOVEMENT THERE A MONTH AGO. AND THEY CONTINUE TO STREAM ACROSS THE BORDER, HEADING FOR THE REFUGEE CAMPS. VISNEWS CAMERAMAN DURGADAS CHATTERJI WAS AT THE CAMP IN PETRAPOLE LAST MONDAY (26 APRIL), JUST ACROSS THE BORDER, WHEN A NEW BUSLOAD OF EAST PAKISTANI FAMILIES ARRIVED. THE REFUGEES ARE FED AND SHELTERED...BUT THEIR INCREASING NUMBERS ARE PLACING A BURDEN ON LOCAL RESOURCES. THE STATE GOVERNMENT IS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE ASKED FOR AN EXTRA 625,000 TONS OF RICE TO MEET THE EMERGENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAB2GQSH8U2UBSGTEJR6CNB35
    Media URN:
    VLVADAB2GQSH8U2UBSGTEJR6CNB35
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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