The pain of partition can never be forgotten, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
Muhammad Ali Jinnah had demanded autonomy for the provinces and one third Muslim presence in all ministries. That was the beginning of the games played by the British in capitalizing on the fears of minorities in India.
The division of British India on the basis of religious majorities was the principal factor that reinforced and legitimized the ideology of Hindu nationalism.
Unfortunately, Jinnah passed away, and thereafter Pakistan became an Islamic state. But India remained a secular state and that is the spirit of India, CK Bose said.
Ruskin bond recalls his memories of 1947, his friends and his meet with Azhar.
India-Pakistan, locked into a hyphenated relationship of a shared history and a divided present, is not just about rift but also about the many vestiges of unity that have survived seven decades.
Of the total properties left behind by those who took Pakistani citizenship, 4,991 are located in Uttar Pradesh, the highest in the country.
He had said Nehru had a "self-centred attitude" to become India's first prime minister even though Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of Muhammad Ali Jinnah taking the top post at that time.
Opposition Congress termed it a conspiracy to mislead the youth.
The book says, Hindus were "thugs" who "massacred Muslims, confiscated their property, and forced them to leave India". The books also refer to Hindus as "traitorous"
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