Hello! Welcome to Humor Nation. India-Pakistan partition was the biggest heartbreaking and the most life affecting event in history. It affected lots of lives and was considered to be very inappropriate. Even now, we get cold shivers when we talk about it. All Indian leaders including Gandhiji were against this partition. Partition – the division of British India into the two separate states of India and Pakistan on August 14-15, 1947. Pakistan became a new country on the basis of religion, while India remained secular.
SO HERE ARE SOME OF THE FACTS ABOUT 1947 PARTITION WHICH ARE UNKNOWN:
1. Partition happened due to violence displayed by Muslim League. Muslims community want a separate country for them to live. Although many were against it, this partition did happen.
2. Ever wonder why Pakistan got Independence on the 14th and India on the 15th of August? Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India wanted to personally attend both Pakistan’s and India’s Independence ceremony.
3. In 1947 partition the Indian Government had estimated that about 14.5 million people was considered to be migrated during the partition.
4. After the partition, Pakistan got 1/3rd of the Indian Army, 2 out of major 6 metropolitan cities and 40% of the Indian Railways lines.
5. Law Lord and British Lawyer Cyril John Radcliffe, the man who designed the border between the two countries arrived in India only a few days before the partition and had no knowledge about anything except the geographical layout of the country.
6. As it claimed 10 lakh lives after partition, It’s said to be the biggest heartbreaking partition in world history.
7. The Father of the Nation, Gandhiji was not present in Delhi during the partition. Instead, he was in Calcutta, on August 15, 1947, where he prayed, confronted rioters and worked with Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy to stop the communal killing.
8. Even though both Pakistan and India achieved Independence on 14th and 15th of August respectively, it wasn’t until the 17th of August that there was an announcement of a border between the two countries.
9. Astrologers were consulted to take out an appropriate date for the partition. Unfortunately, they could not decide on an auspicious date and thus the midnight of August 15th was decided.
10. The state of Jammu and Kashmir had not decided which side to join by August 1947. Pakistan believed that J&K; should belong to their side since it housed a large number of Muslims. However, the Hindu Maharaja finally agreed to join India in October 1947.