While the war between Indian and Pakistani forces continued on all fronts, supporters of the Bangla Desh movement in the Indian capital of New Delhi were demonstrating their support with a flag-raising ceremony at the secessionist movement's new offices in the city.
CU Poster of Sheikh Mujib
CU People raising Bangla Desh flag (3 shots)
SCU Mr. Choudhuri, Karan Singh and Mr. Krishna Menon standing by flagpole
CU Women singing ZOOM OUT TO SV
SV & GV Flags in front of building (2 shots)
CU & GV Flags in front of building (2 shots)
GV Delhi USSR Embassy and rally outside
GV Crowd listening to speakers (4 shots)
SV & SCU People chanting (2 shots)
SCU Banners (3 shots)
GV's Demonstration moves off (2 shots)
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Background: While the war between Indian and Pakistani forces continued on all fronts, supporters of the Bangla Desh movement in the Indian capital of New Delhi were demonstrating their support with a flag-raising ceremony at the secessionist movement's new offices in the city.
At the same time, several hundred representatives of the Indian Trade Union movement were demonstrating outside the Soviet Union embassy to express thanks for Soviet support for the East Pakistani cause in the United Nations.
SYNOPSIS: In New Delhi on Thursday, thousands of Indians gathered to watch a flag-raising ceremony honouring the breakaway Bangla Desh movement's new offices in the city. The occasion followed the Indian Government's recognition of the rebel Government as the war with Pakistan continued on all fronts.
Officials present at the ceremony included Mr. Choudhuri, Mr. Karan Singh and Mr. Krishna Menon. They were watched by other notable New Delhi officials as the flag-raising took place.
While reports continued to illustrate that the battles between India and Pakistan were spreading over three border areas, thousands of demonstrators were gathering in New Delhi to proclaim their support for the Bangla Desh movement.
Hundreds of Trade Union representatives marched through city streets to the Soviet Union embassy to demonstrate their support for the Soviet actions in the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council over the India-Pakistan war. The demonstrators shouted slogans supporting the friendship pact between India and the Soviet Union while denouncing the policies of Untied States President Richard Nixon.
The demonstrators also shouted slogans against Chairman Mao Tse-tung and the People's Republic of China's support for Pakistan, and demanded the release of Sheikh Mujib Rahman as a prelude to a settlement between India and Pakistan.