Memorial includes photographs, newspaper clippings and donated personal items
BIRTH OF TWO NATIONS AND A MILLION DEATHS
After Britain ended its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, two independent nations were created in its place - the secular, Hindu-majority nation of India, and the Islamic republic of Pakistan.
The division, widely referred to as Partition, sparked massive rioting that killed up to 1 million, while another 15 million fled their homes in one of the world’s largest ever human migrations, with Muslims embarking for the newly formed Pakistan as Hindus and Sikhs moved in the opposite direction.
Those who survived the treacherous journey poured into fetid camps erected in cities already pushed to the brink by violence, looting and food shortages.
Indian, Pakistani in-laws tell young generations why looking back is no longer an option
Common culinary heritage that runs through the subcontinent makes its cuisine popular around the world
The very idea of splitting a country with religion as the common denominator, had the seeds of decades of future bloodshed engendered in it
Modi unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort kicking off India's Independence Day celebrations
Here are snapshots of the front-pages of some of the newspapers from around the globe on the way they reported the end of British rule in the Indian sub-continent and the birth of two nations.
'We met in London where both of us were studying when we were 22 and after a year, we were married,' says Shamira
‘I felt an instant connect with my husband and that seemed more important to me than anything else,’ says Salima
Say such divisions lose meaning in a country where all cultures live harmoniously
A driver deliberately rammed a van into a crowd on Barcelona’s most popular street on Thursday
HMS Queen Elizabeth, the biggest ship ever built for the British navy, sails into its homeport for the first time as thousands jammed the harbour to welcome it
Abuh, the giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped - just 140 metres from the park
Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that killed hundreds of people in recent days and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh
With huge pride and love for the nation, millions across India celebrated the country’s 71st Independence Day
Don’t be taken in by numbers indicating that China would steamroller India in a sea fight for martial enterprises are seldom that neat
Indians must rededicate themselves to an inclusive, pluralist, democratic, and just country
There is no sign of parties opposed to the ruling BJP being able to close the gap between them and the so-called aspirational generation in the country
Diplomatic route can only bear fruit once both sides in this verbal conflagration turn down the heat
As the country faces a host of challenges on its 70th birth anniversary, the resilience of its people must work to guarantee a safe and secure future
Former Pakistan cricket captain’s innings in politics hasn’t been smooth, with an allegation of sexual harassment being the latest setback
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