The first of 40-thousand Bihari refugees have moved into a new camp at Mohammadpur, near Dacca.
GV & TV Old refugee camp (2 shots)
LV & SV Refugees walk through mud (2 shots)
LV PAN Line of Red Cross trucks
SV Refuges pack up belongings
SV Members of Mujib Bahini direct operations
CU & SV Refugees board lorries; lorries drive off (3 shots)
GV & LV PAN New Mohammadpur camp with trucks unloading and partially completed buildings in F/G (2 shots)
SV Men building new huts (3 shots)
LV More refugees arrive by truck; troops and Mujib Mahini watching as refugees disembark
SVs Refugees carry belongings to new huts (5 shots)
SV Number painted on hut wall.
LV PAN FROM Occupied sections of new camp to unoccupied parts of new camp.
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Background: The first of 40-thousand Bihari refugees have moved into a new camp at Mohammadpur, near Dacca. It's only half a mile (800m) from the central camp at Mohammadpur, from which all the inhabitants of the new camp will come. The new camp, still under construction, is on land previously owned by the Binharis, the Muslim minority in Bangladesh. The land was a confiscated by the government of Bangladesh on the grounds that Biharis aided the Pakistan army during its occupation of what was Pakistan's eastern sector.
The new camp promises a better life for the Biharis.