Members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Rule) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks at Darsana, about two miles inside the India-East Pakistan border.
CU Border post sign
CV Sign and railway track
GV, SV & CU Awami League workers setting up relief supply tent (7 shots)
MV Awami League worker cutting bamboo pole
MV Workers carry supply into tent (4 shots)
MV & LV Farmer threshing crop (2 shots)
MV Farmers and cattle
GV Pan empty army barracks
GV & SV Volunteers with spears and daggers line up outside barracks (2 shots)
Initials OS/2133 RJ/OS/2146
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Background: Members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Rule) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks at Darsana, about two miles inside the India-East Pakistan border. The barracks were vacated a few days ago by West Pakistan troops. The small town has become a distributing point for relief supplies. The Bangladesh troops have only spears and daggers to defend themselves.
SYNOPSIS: The border between India and East Pakistan has been the scene of a great deal of activity in recent days. Two miles inside the war to country lies the small town of Darsana. A few weeks ago West Pakistan troops who occupied the local army barracks withdrew to Kushtia, about 40 miles away. Supporters of the Awami League, and members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Nation) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks and set up a relief tent.
Our cameraman reports that the food supplies are coming over the border from Relief Organisations in India. The food is distributed to the townspeople and farmers working outside Darsana.
At the outbreak of fighting in East Pakistan, farmers left the land. But when the troops left the farmers took up where they left off and once again crops are being harvested.
Members of the "Liberation Army" have taken over the vacated army barracks. Our cameraman was warned not to film in the area, probably because the troops were only armed with bamboo spears and daggers.