• Short Summary

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN/DELHI, INDIA

    Eight Sikhs who hijacked an Indian airliner freed al 264 hostages and surrendered to Pakistani authorities in Lahore on July 6, ending a twenty-four-hour drama.

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    LAHORE, PAKISTAN, JULY 6 (PAKISTAN TV) (EUROVISION)
    1. GV ZOOM TO SV Plane on runway at airport. 0.16
    DELHI, INDIA, JULY 5 (PRAKASH)
    2. SV ZOOM TO CU & SVs People wait for flight in lounge. (5 SHOTS) 0.42
    3. SCU Stranded passengers, Professor Ramani speaks. (SOT) 1.02
    LAHORE, PAKISTAN, JULY 6 (PAKISTAN TV) COMMENTARY)
    4. GVs Passengers disembark from plane. (4 SHOTS) 1.24
    5. SCU Plane captain speaks, part over pictures (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.56
    6. SCU Passenger speaks. (SOT) 2.27
    7. SCU Passenger speaks. (SOT) 3.00
    InitialsAB/JRS

    NOTE TO EDITORS: VISNEWS APOLOGIES FOR THE QUALITY OF PICTURES OF PART OF THIS ITEM, AS INCOMING.PART EUROVISION RECORDING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LAHORE, PAKISTAN/DELHI, INDIA

    Eight Sikhs who hijacked an Indian airliner freed al 264 hostages and surrendered to Pakistani authorities in Lahore on July 6, ending a twenty-four-hour drama. A Pakistani government spokesman said the surrender was unconditional. The hijackers had earlier released seven passengers. They had issued several demands, including the release of Sikh prisoners in India's Punjab state, and 25 million US dollars in compensation for damage to the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, stormed by soldiers last month. The plane, an Indian Airlines Airbus A-300 was hijacked to Lahore on July 5. It had been on a flight from the Kashmir state capital, Srinagar, to New Delhi, with 255 passengers and nine crew. The Press Trust of India described them as a squad of Sikhs, owing allegiance to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the sikh leader killed when the Indian Army seized the Golden Temple on June 6. The hijack began when the Sikh, wearing a red turban and carrying a pistol, ran towards the flight deck shouting "Long live Khalistan". He was followed by four others, and three more later joined in. A Danish journalist on the plane said the passengers became worried when the Sikhs, armed with pistols, knives and an iron bar, threatened to blow up the plane. The captain said one of his crew was stabbed after the cockpit door was forced.

    Source: PAKISTAN TELEVISION AND REUTERS - PREM PRAKASH

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVEC3CGTKIND2AK52GSSQTO95
    Media URN:
    VLVACVEC3CGTKIND2AK52GSSQTO95
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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