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75th anniversary year of the Partition

Discussion in 'Asia-Pacific Politics' started by pearl, Aug 11, 2022.

  1. pearl

    pearl Well-Known Member

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    Not being terribly familiar with this history, I found it (Preserving stories of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh friendships through India's partition) helpful towards a better understanding, that is, if it is at all accurate. Other opinions or personal history?

    The border added a geographical quotient to the existing religious distinctions made between Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jains and Christians, resulting in nearly 15 million people being divided from their religious community. Many left their homes to seek wholeness again in the largest mass migration that the region has seen; others stayed and fought for their rights as minorities. More than half a million people died in revenge killings, riots and communal violence from all sides.

    Preserving stories of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh friendships through India's partition (msn.com)
     
  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Nothing strange in Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian friendships or marriages. The older people have reconciled to their fate. The young people have no ghost of partition to fight with. It has long been laid to rest, on both sides of the border. We have other things to worry about. Religious extremism is a problem in the region which now stands divided in three nations. India has managed the menace relatively successfully.
     
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    I note the huge differences between how the India/Pakistan partition and the Israel/Palestine partition happened.
     
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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    GURSIKH chardi kla

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    Separated 75 years ago are being united by social media these days at Gurudwara Kartarpur sahib on border.







     
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    We watched Midnights children good insight into partition if you watch the film
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    My father-in-law also made a visit to Lahore 50 years after partition. Many more would, if Pakistan will give the visa.
     
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