• Short Summary

    United States Senator Edward Kennedy said yesterday (Monday) in New Delhi that he was convinced the Pakistani Army had committed genocide in East Pakistan.

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    GV Parliament building.
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    2.
    GV AND SV Sen.Kennedy with Mrs. Gandhi.
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    3.
    GV Kennedy holding news conference.
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    4.
    CU Kennedy speaking
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    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 4: KENNEDY: "Was the question am I convinced that Pakistan has committed genocide and what's the second part? (Indistinct question). Do I think that Pakistan will surrender or should surrender? Well, I would say that the answer to the first question is yes. The answer to the second question, should they surrender, I'd er hope they would surrender. But I don't think it's very realistic or expect that they would."



    QUESTION: "Do you want your government to stop their economic aid and stop arms sales to Pakistan."?



    KENNEDY: "Yes, I do. The question is will I urge my government to halt economic aid and sale of arms? I urged them to halt the sale of arms prior to coming here, and I will still make every effort in the United States Senate not only to halt the arms -- not those that are in the pipeline, that would be extremely difficult because of the prior authorisation -- but I'll make every effort to halt the arms in the future and to halt all economic aid until there has been a political solution realised."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States Senator Edward Kennedy said yesterday (Monday) in New Delhi that he was convinced the Pakistani Army had committed genocide in East Pakistan. He told a conference of newsmen that he would also be recommending a halt to all American arms supplies to Pakistan when he returned home.

    The Senator had spent four days last week visiting East Pakistan. Prior to the news conference, he had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

    Newsmen asked the Senator what he thought about allegations of genocide in East Pakistan and coupled it with a question about the continuing hostility between East and West Pakistan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARR50JA224J1WN50TDSZWUR8S
    Media URN:
    VLVARR50JA224J1WN50TDSZWUR8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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