Partition 1947 – The Voices Across The Bitter Borders

The Human Lens

0,,16501803_303,00One of the greatest tragedies of the Indo-Pakistan relationship has significant roots into the people’s polarization during British controlled India. There is not enough ink to bleed for writing on the damage partition has done to our people. While the British held on to subcontinent called otherwise in history as “Jewel in the Crown” they only let it go until there was no choice left.

As a south asian and Muhajir Pakistani who has her origins on other side of the border-India; despite taking deep pride in my country and its independence my emotions don’t over shed the negatives of subcontinent separation and how it happened. The violent way we were divided continues to overshadow both our nations’ future and that of its people. Permit me to say that millions still grieve, we could separate but minus the violence. Inside this great land; the Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Jains, Christians etc…

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One thought on “Partition 1947 – The Voices Across The Bitter Borders

  1. My father was involved in the fighting during the ‘Partition Riots’ before he left India. I think it was the most action he had seen during the war.
    (I wouldn’t want to have to iron those head-dresses!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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