• Short Summary

    ON MONDAY (MARCH 29) VISNEWS CAMERAMAN PREM PRAKASH FILMED ALONG THE INDIAN/EAST PAKISTAN BORDER. LIKE?

  • Description

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    GV PAN EAST-PAKISTAN INDIA BORDER POST (FROM INDIAN SIDE).
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    2.
    LV SIGN GIVING DISTANCE TO DACCA AND OTHER EAST PAKISTAN CITIES
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    3.
    GV PAN DEMONSTRATORS IN FIELD NEAR BORDER
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    4.
    SV & GV PAN DEMONSTRATORS MILLING ABOUT IN FIELD (4 SHOTS)
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    5.
    GV BORDER SECURITY MEN TRYING TO SEND DEMONSTRATORS BACK FROM BORDER (2 SHOTS)
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    6.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS HELD BACK AT BORDER OUTPOST HARIDASPUR & CHANTING (2 SHOTS).
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    7.
    SV BORDER GUARDS REASONING WITH DEMONSTRATORS (4 SHOTS).
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON MONDAY (MARCH 29) VISNEWS CAMERAMAN PREM PRAKASH FILMED ALONG THE INDIAN/EAST PAKISTAN BORDER. LIKE MANY OTHER JOURNALISTS, HE WAS HOPING THERE MIGHT BE A CHANCE TO CROSS THE LINE INTO THE, IN JOURNALISTIC TERMS, SEALED OFF COUNTRY. NEWS COMING OUT IS SPARSE, FILM EVEN LESS PLENTIFUL, BUT PRAKASH AND HIS SOUND MAN TRAVELLED FAIRLY WIDELY ALONG THE BORDER ON THE LOOK OUT FOR ANY NEWSWORTH SHOTS.

    THE BIGGEST NEWS ITEM FROM THE INDIAN SIDE WAS THE GATHERING OF YOUNG NEW, MANY OF THEM STUDENTS, WHO HOPED THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED TO CROSS INTO EAST PAKISTAN AND FIGHT ALONGSIDE THE AWAMI LEAGUE. THEY WERE STOPPED AT THE BORDER POSTS, SO TRIED TO CROSS BY OTHER ROUTES. THEY WERE STOPPED, PERSUADED TO GO BACK.

    ACCORDING TO PRAKASH THE SITUATION IS "VERY RIPE". HE REPORTS THAT GENERAL OPINION HAS IT THAT PAKISTANI TROOPS WILL MAKE A SUDDEN APPEARANCE. THIS, IT'S SPECULATED, COULD SPARK OFF A NASTY SITUATION BETWEEN THEN AND THE EAST PAKISTANI RIFLES. THERE'S ALSO THE CHANCE OF VIRTUALLY ANYTHING BLOWING UP WHILE THE INDIAN YOUTHS ARE IN THE BORDER COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NP6RV4W35KFYJWAP1Q7BYJKV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NP6RV4W35KFYJWAP1Q7BYJKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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