Professor Mosin brings Yassin and Sen Gupta the shocking news that thousands upon thousands of refugees are on their way. And this is just the beginning. For the floodgates have now opened, and the thousands will soon turn into millions.
With the breakdown of talks between the leaders of West and East Pakistan and the subsequent massacre of intellectuals at universities in East Bengal, refugees have started pouring across the border into West Bengal, a trickle that will soon turn into a large-scale flood.
As he looks out of the window at the distant crowds of starving humanity, Professor Mosin instantly realizes the full import of what he's seeing. He wonders out loud just how all these refugees are going to be cared for.