A group of 35 delegates from 17 countries attending a three-day international "Bangla Desh" conference in Delhi, flew into Calcutta on Wednesday (22 September) for a first-hand inspection tour of the refugee camps.
GV Aircraft taxing.
SV Delegation leave aircraft (2 shots.)
SV Afghanistan delegates greeted by countrymen.
GV Delegation crossing tarmac.
SV & CU Passports being stamped in office ( 3 shots ).
GV Refugees await arrival of delegation.
SV & CU Demonstrators with banners (5 shots).
SV Children chant.
SV Delegation arrives and past chanting crowd ( 2 shots ).
SV ZOOM IN Mr. Hannisdahl with small child.
SV Refugees PAN TO Mr. Hannisdahl talking.
SCU Mrs. Hannisdahl chants to refugees.
GV INT Children in school.
SCU Mr. Davis talks to schoolgirl
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Background: A group of 35 delegates from 17 countries attending a three-day international "Bangla Desh" conference in Delhi, flew into Calcutta on Wednesday (22 September) for a first-hand inspection tour of the refugee camps.
On Tuesday (21 September), a group of 12 delegates at the conference in Delhi, which ended that afternoon, announced that they would attempt to cross into East Pakistan carrying documents issued by the breakaway Bangla Desh movement.
SYNOPSIS: A group of 35 delegates representing 17 countries arrive in Calcutta on Wednesday for a first-hand tour of the Salt Lake City refugee camps. The group had flown from Delhi, after attending a three-day self-styled international Bangla Desh conference.
First stop for the visitors was the passport control office where the local Bangla Desh mission endorsed their documents.
After the official duties had been dealt with, the delegates drove straight to the refugee camps on the outskirts of Calcutta. They were greeted by a small demonstration ...
The refugees chanted for the release of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is being tried in secret in West pakistan for waging war in Bengal.
On Monday, other delegates attending the conference in Delhi had announced that they would attempt to cross into East Pakistan with documents issued by the Bangla Desh breakaway movement's offices in India. For the visiting delegates in Calcutta, it was a day of inspection tours and discussions with some of the younger refugees.