IRRC No. 138

Asian Sub-Continent — Malaysia — Khmer Republic — Laos — Republic of Vietnam — Middle East — Burundi — Gabon — Argentina

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Indian civilians in Pakistan.—The Government of Pakistan has informed the ICRC delegation at Islamabad of the measures it proposes to adopt with regard to Indian civilians within its territory. The Indian civilian internees arrested at the Indo-Pakistan border during the hostilities last December, of whom there are approximately 270, are to be repatriated. Some 6,500 Indian civilians, who entered Pakistan lawfully to visit their families before the beginning of hostilities, shall be permitted to return to India. Finally, any Indian civilians who entered Pakistan unlawfully before December 1971 will be conducted to the frontier.

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