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.
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The very idea of splitting a country with religion as the common denominator, had the seeds of decades of future bloodshed engendered in it
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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.
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