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News Brief

October 25, 1972
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The Board of Deputies of British Jews has taken an official position on the plight of the Uganda Asians. In a resolution “on behalf of the Anglo-Jewish community,” the Board expressed its “abhorrence at the expulsion of the Asians from Uganda and at the manner in which the government of Uganda is carrying this out.” The Board informed the Coordinating Committee for the Welfare of Evacuees From Uganda, established under the auspices of the race relations unit of the British Council of Churches and a number of voluntary agencies, “that it desires to associate itself with the committee’s activities and to proffer all the assistance it can.” In the past, only individual members of the Jewish community here have supported the government as to whether Uganda Asians, some 40,000, should be admitted to Britain.

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