• Short Summary

    The Bangladesh Government would put on trial all Pakistanis who were charged with war crimes, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reaffirmed on Monday (10 April).

  • Description

    1.
    GV & CU Women and children queueing (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    MV Refugees outside tents (2 shots)
    0.21

    3.
    SCU PAN..Men carrying belongings into camp
    0.30

    4.
    MV & GV Refugee tent camp (2 shots)
    0.43

    5.
    CU Man and girl speaking
    1.14


    SOUND STARTS: "The people want......"



    SOUND ENDS: ".... it is very difficult"


    6.
    GV Refugees queueing for food
    1.20

    7.
    MV PAN..refugees with containers for food
    1.26

    8.
    MV Lane between rows of tents
    1.31

    9.
    CU & MV Children (3 shots)
    1.47

    10.
    SCU Man pumping water and scuffle for water (2 shots)
    2.00

    11.
    CU Woman holding child
    2.06

    12.
    SCU Woman refugee
    2.11


    BIAHRI MAN: "The people want repatriation because they are in risk of their lives and have no jobs and no permanent shelter".



    REPORTER: "What do you mean "repatriation"? Where do they want to go?"



    BIHARI MAN: "They want to go to Pakistan."



    BIHARI WOMAN: "I want to go any place. (indistinct). I am alone and it is very difficult. (indistinct). I am alone and it is very difficult."




    Initials ES. 2210 ES. 2230


    This film report is concerned with one Bihari camp near Dacca.
    THE SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES A COMMENTARY BY BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION REPORTER TONY LAWRENCE. THE COMMENTARY MAY BE USED AND IS SIMILAR TO THE ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN COMMENTARY. A TRANSCRIPT OF TWO BRIEF INTERVIEWS IN THE REPORT APPEARS BELOW.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Bangladesh Government would put on trial all Pakistanis who were charged with war crimes, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reaffirmed on Monday (10 April). He rejected suggestions from Pakistan for an exchange of the alleged war criminals for Bengalis stranded in Pakistan. The Prime Minister has said that he is negotiating for the release of Bengalis in Pakistan, but maintains there will be no contact with the Pakistani Government until it recognises Bangladesh.

    In addition to Pakistanis accused of war crimes, Biharis are also alleged to have committed atrocities, but it is not clear whether they will also be tried. The Biharis, many of whom came from the Indian state of Bihar, are accused of collaborating with Pakistan during the November Indo-Pakistan war. There are a million of them in Bangladesh, and most live in ill-equipped camps. If it were not for the International Red Cross, it is possible they would receive no food or water. Many wish to be repatriated to Pakistan, but no such arrangement is possible in the near future because of the political situation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIM2ZTGYP7FVIRT9YU7EQ0ZVC
    Media URN:
    VLVADIM2ZTGYP7FVIRT9YU7EQ0ZVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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