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    VISNEWS filmed during the All India Tibet Convention, in Calcutta May 30-31 and a rival Indian Communist demonstration held simultaneously.

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    VISNEWS filmed during the All India Tibet Convention, in Calcutta May 30-31 and a rival Indian Communist demonstration held simultaneously.

    At the Convention, impassioned pleas were made for raising the Tibet question in the United Nations. A leading speaker strongly criticised the Indian Government's acceptance of Chinese suzerainty over Tibet, but felt sure Mr. Nehru would never "do a shoddy deal" and pass off the subjugation of Tibet as autonomy. "India should help prevent the gobbling up of Tibet by the huge Chinese dragon", he said.

    A Tibetan Lama who was present recently arrived from Lhasa proposed that a commission of neutral Asian representatives should visit Tibet, as soon as possible, on a fact-finding tour.

    Messages of sympathy and support for the Convention's a???s were received from many Asian countries. Those taking part in the Communist demonstration - kept separate from the Tibet Convention by strong police pickets - were parading in support of Indo-Chinese friendship and against interference in China's internal affairs. They also condemned the "imperialist conspiracy" in Tibet.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAESG1BAR7AY1GPWOI7MSEZFM
    Media URN:
    VLVADAESG1BAR7AY1GPWOI7MSEZFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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