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Bangladesh / Biharis #455662

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1971
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(Studio) India to begin repatriation of Bangladesh refugees; Biharis are minority group in Bangladesh, persecuted for having sided with West Pakistan in conflict.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Mirpur, Bangladesh) Biharis are different in appearance., language, and ancestry from Bengalis. [Bihari VILLAGERS - express fear of venturing to Dacca.] Little food available in Mirpur; Red Cross not allowed to give aid. Indian army patrols Mirpur searching for hidden weapons and protecting Biharis from guerrilla reprisals.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(S)In Narayanganj, 30,000 Biharis held prisoner in jute mill with little food or medicine.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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