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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thundoy, Auguit 17, 1972 THE IHHBRIDGt HWAIB 23 International help needed to aid displaced Asians By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) British cabinet minister Geoffrey Ilip- pon says n massive Inter- rational operation may have to ho mounted lo help absorb thousands of Uganda Asians now facing deportation. Asked at n news conference it Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, will be approached to accept some of Iho Asians, itippon said lie hopes "many countries will feel tlial many of these Asians could make a con- tribution to their economies and would welcome them." Meanwhile Wednesday, Hie crisis in East Africa deepened. In Uganda, where President Idi Ainin has ordered nil Asian holders of British passports out of the country by Nov. 5, au- thorities ordered about additional Asians, all of them citizens of Uganda, to rn-wt to immigration offices within a rmntli. The government nays ii wishes i> verify the citizenship of these people but nol ccpt duplicates of original docu- ments, which is all many of the Asians possess. WARNS NF.lGIlliOH Amin added to the growing tension throughout East Africa v.'ith a warning to Hie govern- ment of neighboring Ruanda that he would order the de- struction of its Kigali, if any Ugandan was harmed be- cause of Rwanda's links with Israel. Ho contended that since Uganda broke diplomatic rela- tions with Israel four months Rwanda a chief hase for sub-1 vcrsivo operations ogainst his government. "The wholes of Africa is light- ing against imperialism and Zi- ho said. In Mombasa, Kenya, the gov- ernment relused lo let Ki Asian Indian all land from an sliip. The Asians Involved, of them hoping lo travel over- land lo Uganda to Join relatives and friends, were forced lo re- main on the ship when it sailed. Asians already leaving Uganda and Intending to board the ship at Mobasa were kept under police escort until they embarked, When Ihe ship arrived earlier in the week, immigration offi- cials served all 83 Asian pas- sengers with a letter declaring them prohibited immigrants and ordered them to remain on Iward. HAD NO SUCCUSS Kippcm, returned to Lon- don Wednesday after emer- gency talks with Amln, said he no success in trying lo per- suade the Uganda leader to moderate his policies. The min- ister plans to return to Uganda, likely in October. He said liiat while Britain ac- cepts final responsibility for the Asians with British passports, "it should r.ot bo assumed that we have room for everybody." Ho said it would ba "very un fair" if Britain had to cut back on current over-all quotas for Commonwealth immigration to compensate for absorbing the Uganda Asians. Rippon said he is firmly op posed to Ugandan suggestions set up In East Africa and Brit- ain lo house the Asians until more suitable accommodation can be found. He meet leaders of most African and Asian Commonwealth states later in the fall. He said Amin had agreed not to cxpropriale liie property of Asians forced to leave Uganda and not lo prevent them taking their money out with them. Work started on highway United Church is warned about lecturing Africans By JOHN DOD1) FOK'f SIMPSON, N.W.T. (CP) The first of three camps to house workers clear- ing the route for the SlOO-mil- llon Mackenzie Highway was set up Tuesday. The GOO-mile route from Fort iimpson, 650 miles north of Ed- monton, to Tuktoyaktuk will be cleared by hand, at a cost of about million to the federal government. Hudy Steiner, project super ago, the Israelis hod made that special refugee camps be SASKATOON (CP) The parliament o( the United 3iurch of Canada condemned policies ill South Africa, Rho- desia and Portugal Wednesday night, but was warned about lecturing African governments with colonial vigor." The parliament, meeting as the 25th general council of the church, passed almost unani- mously resolutions dealing with the treatment of black people Iho three countries. The only debate came on a last-minute resolution dealing wilh the threatened expulsion from Uganda of Asiaps ith Britisli passports. There was no opposition to a all for the church to express oncern for the welfare of the efugees and for the Canadian overnmenl to offer sanctuary o those expelled. But, when lelegatcs attempted to in roducc an amendment calling the government of Uganda o extend the deadline for the visor and Northwest consultant Territories lo the govern- ment for the project called Hire North, has said the work will provide jobs for 250 natives ol the territory for two years. There are 10 settlements along the proposed route, rang ing in population from Arctic Red Hivcr with 100 residents to Inurik wilh Total population In the Mack River valley and delta Is about although the ex pccted oil boom could causi wide fluctuations. expulsion of refugees, the; were reprimanded Garth Legge of Toronto, assoc: Tic secretary of the church' division of worid outreach. 'The day has long passed when colonial vigor should lecture African govern said Dr. Legge, dircc tor of church work and re- search for Africa, the Caril bean and Latin America. He said any country has th right to declare who is accep able to it and who is alien. Dr. Legge said spontaneous sympathy with people in difi culty is understandable, bi added that the United Churc should listen to "what black A rica has to say." The resolution was rcferrec ack lo a committee for study. Among resolutions passed as one directed at South Af- ca for exercising "stringent partheid measures" and sup- irtlng racist policies In other Urican countries. It asked the Canadian gov- mment to request national md International sports organ- atlons and the public "to deny my form of recognition to any activities from which >ersons are barred or subjectec any discrimination of the asls of race, religion or politi cal affiliation." The church also was asked to xamino own inveslmen ortfolio to determine whethc Jnlted Church capita! Is giving acit support to South African ipartheid. 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