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India / Pakistan #14026

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 03, 1971
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(Studio) Fighting spreads to west border. Prime Min. Indira Gandhi charges Pakistan with launching war. India declares ntl emergency. Pakistan admits air base raids in retaliation. International airlines report flights over W. Pakistan banned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [India ambassador L.K. JHA - says India does not want war; wants refugees returned.] [Pakistan ambassador Nawabzada Agha Mohammed RAZA - charges open Indian aggression.] Responsibility of judgment by international community noted by Pakistan ambassador United Nations observers requested.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Key Biscayne, Florida) United Nations Secretary General U Thant refuses observer request. Security council said proper body; India, USSR , People's Republic of China, Pakistan all involved. No one wants to hamper President Nixon's trips to Moscow and Peking.

(Studio) Tragedy in E. Pakistan shown on film. Massacre evidence discovered.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Villages near Dacca, E. Pakistan) West Pakistan troops ravage villages in search of guerrillas. Burial of bodies, grieving villagers filmed.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson (narrates)

Geer, Stephen;
Gill, Bill;
Jackson, Gregory;
Reasoner, Harry

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