Recognition will bring peace in subcontinent



November 7, 1972         

INDO-BANGLA TALKS

A brief joint press statement issued at the conclusion of the Indo-Bangla talks held in Delhi notes that both sides are in complete agreement that the first step towards normalisation of relations and establishment of durable peace in the subcontinent is the recognition of existing realities. It also deplores that a large number of Bangladesh nationals are still being held in detention in Pakistan as political hostages in increasingly worsening conditions and are being prevented from returning home. During the talks a number of bilateral matters are discussed. The situation in Southeast Asia and the role of different countries towards the subcontinent are also discussed.

REPATRIATION OF 300 BANGALEES

The repatriation from Pakistan of nearly 300 stranded Bengalis through the good offices of the International Committee of Red Cross is expected to start from November 13, 1972.

UN DELEGATES HAPPY

With the passage of the constitution in the record time of nine months after liberation and the announcement of the date of general elections, Bangladesh has set up an example of political and economic stability under its leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, observes a number of delegates attending the 27th session of the UN General Assembly. They feel that those adversaries of Bangladesh who used to take pleasure in their belief that Bangladesh, which emerged from a grim Liberation War with its economic life completely shattered, could possibly not survive will now be shocked to find that this newborn state is progressing in various fields day by day.

DRIVE AGAINST ANTI-SOCIALS

Dhaka city police have arrested 105 persons on various charges from different parts of the city during the past four days. They have also recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunitions. 

SOURCES: November 8, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.

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