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PARTITION OF INDIA
Transcript of PARTITION OF INDIA
Resulted in one of the cruelest migrations and ethnic cleansing in history
An estimated 12 to 15 million people were forcinly transferred between the two countries
One of the cruelest ethnic cleansing in history BACKGROUND INFORMATION RADCLIFFE LINE Divide and Rule Policy
Relationship of Muslim League and Indian National Congress
The demand of Muslim league for a separate country for the Muslims living in India. REASONS FOR THE PARTITION INDIA-PAKISTAN WAR/FIRST KASHMIR CONFLICT http://www.indianetzone.com/51/differences_between_muslim_league_congress.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Pakistan_relations GENOCIDE Genocide is a term created during the Holocaust and declared an international crime in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention defines genocide as any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." BEFORE AFTER Hindus and Muslims in Punjab and Bengal legislative assemblies would meet and vote for partition. If a simple majority of either group wanted partition, then these provinces would be divided.
Sindh was to take its own decision.
The fate of North West Frontier Province and Sylhet district of Bengal was to be decided by a referendum.
India would be independent by 15 August 1947.
The separate independence of Bengal also ruled out.
A boundary commission to be set up in case of partition. MOUNTBATTEN PLAN BIBLIOGRAPHY INDO-PAKISTANI WAR & VERDICT Heavy fighting broke out
Defeat of Pakistan
East Pakistan becomes Bangladesh