• Short Summary

    RELATIVES AND FRIENDS CROWDED THE QUAY IN BOMBAY THIS WEEK AS 517 ASIANS ARRIVED BY SHIP FROM KENYA.

  • Description


    SHIPS; PEOPLE IN CUSTOMS SHED; BAGGAGE.




    Initials GEM/VS/JH/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RELATIVES AND FRIENDS CROWDED THE QUAY IN BOMBAY THIS WEEK AS 517 ASIANS ARRIVED BY SHIP FROM KENYA. MOST OF THEM HELD BRITISH PASSPORTS.

    THE PARTY ARRIVED ABOARD THE BRITISH SHIP SIRDHANA. THEY FORMED ONLY PART OF THE BIG EXODUS OF PEOPLE OF ASIAN ORIGIN FROM KENYA THAT FOLLOWED A CHANGE IN THE CITIZENSHIP LAWS THERE.

    AT FIRST THEY CAME TO BRITAIN .. MOST ASIANS IN KENYA TOOK OUT BRITISH PASSPORTS AT THE TIME OF INDEPENDENCE. BUT BRITAIN HURRIEDLY PASSED NEW IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT LIMITED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO COULD ENTER THE COUNTRY WITH PASSPORTS GRANTED IN THIS WAY, AND NOW THEY'RE GOING TO INDIA.

    THERE WERE 400 BRITISH PASSPORT HOLDERS ON THE SIRDHANA. THEY'VE BEEN GRANTED 90-DAY VISAS BY THE INDIAN AUTHORITIES, AND THERE'S UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHETHER THEY'LL BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HSICAFI39YMAFB5UOKCB7YA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HSICAFI39YMAFB5UOKCB7YA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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