• Short Summary

    About three thousand Pakistanis assembled in central London's Hyde Park on Tuesday (27 February) to mourn deaths of two youths killed by police at the Indian High Commission last week.

  • Description

    GV Mourners listening to prayers chanted

    SV PULL OUT TO GV Father of one dead youth PULL OUT TO Others mourners

    GV Hearses PAN TO Mourners chanting

    SV Man speaking into microphone

    SV Coffin being carried out of haeres & placed on trestles

    SCU Father of dead youth wiping eyes

    SV Wreaths and flowers being placed around coffin as chanting continues (2 shots)

    SCU Father of dead boy being comforted by mourners

    GV Coffin being put back in haeres
    Initials ESP/2357 ESP/0018 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About three thousand Pakistanis assembled in central London's Hyde Park on Tuesday (27 February) to mourn deaths of two youths killed by police at the Indian High Commission last week.

    Basharst Hussain and Mohammed Hanif, both aged 19, were shot after they entered the Indian High Commission last Tuesday (20 February), in what was said to be a protest against India's retention of Pakistani prisoners-of-war. They were armed with swords and toy pistols, which police took to be real. A fifteen-year-old boy was taken into police custody in connection with the raid.

    At the Hyde Park rally, mourners stood in orderly files. They listened to, and chanted, prayers in the Urdu language. Mourners came from all over Britain to attend the prayer service. The coffin containing the bodies of the two youths were placed on trestles in the park for they were to remain overnight before being flown back to Pakistan for a heroes' funeral.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKOLSYJFDHSLH6VPWI7SUGKMO
    Media URN:
    VLVACKOLSYJFDHSLH6VPWI7SUGKMO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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