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Pakistan / Unrest #14710

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1971
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(Studio) Talks proceeding in Dacca, E. Pakistan; attempt to prevent complete chaos.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dacca, E. Pakistan) E. Pakistan on verge of confrontation with West Pakistan; nationalism growing. Sheik Mujibur Rahman has political power monopoly in E. Pakistan; West Pakistan has army. [RAHMAN - says can't fight now, but people will have ultimate victory. In response to reporter's questions, says people will resist if violence begins; can fight West Pakistan army if have intention.] Demonstrations now like carnivals; if negotiations unsuccessful, violence may follow.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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