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Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

17:32 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divideIt's been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one another. Mob violence broke out, leaving hundreds of thousands dead. Some 12 million people fled their homes — including Hindus afraid they would not be welcome in the newly declared Islamic state of Pakistan, and Muslims worried they'd suffer at the hands of India's Hindu majority.


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