The 26 passengers and crew of an Indian Airlines aircraft hijacked to Pakistan returned to New Delhi by road.
LV & SV Captain Kachru greeted by family (2 shots)
SV Capt. Kachru talks to wife.
SV & CU Air hostess with flowers round her neck takes seat in lounge.
SV Captain Kachru with family
CU Karan Singh
CU Pilot's wife
CU Air hostess talking
CU Co-pilot laughing
GV Pakistan Embassy with police guarding it.
SV Police holding cordon ropes
SCU Chanting Muslim women
LV Pakistan Embassy
CU Chanting women
SCU Women wearing veils.
SV Placards against political asylum for hijackers
SV Cameraman in tree.
CU Notice being pinned to gate.
LV Pakistani Embassy
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Background: The 26 passengers and crew of an Indian Airlines aircraft hijacked to Pakistan returned to New Delhi by road. They left their aircraft, a Fokker Friendship, in Lahore, Pakistan.
In New Delhi the passengers and crew were greeted by their friends and families. Groups of Indians demonstrated outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi against Pakistan's decision to grant asylum to the hijackers.
The hijackers of the airliner described themselves as Keshmiri Freedom Fighters. They were demanding the release of 35 people detained in Kashmir allegedly for political activities. Lahore today (Tuesday) reported that the hi-jackers had set fire to the aircraft, destroying it completely.