India's Partition

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In History
  • World War II

    World War II
    On this date, Britain took India into the war, to which the (India's) Congress opposed.
  • Hindus and Muslims

    Hindus and Muslims
    Before this date, Hindus were the major population and Muslims the largest religious minority.
  • Lahore Resolution

    Lahore Resolution
    Muslim League's "Pakistan" said they were a separate nation, so they called for the creation of separate states through this formal political statement.
  • "Quit India" movement

    "Quit India" movement
    The opposition to British India being included in Great Britain's military ranks led to a movement against British rule.
  • End of Gandhi and Nehru's imprisonment

    End of Gandhi and Nehru's imprisonment
  • Great Calcutta Killing

    Great Calcutta Killing
    Also known as Direct Action Day. The riot and persecution of Hindus left 4,000 dead and 100,000 homeless people.
  • Announcement of Independence

    Announcement of Independence
    Lord Louis Mountbatten announced that independence would arrive in August of the same year.
    Admiral of the Fleet, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979), was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Independence of eastern and western Indian territory

    Pakistan was declared a separate nation.
  • "India" independence

    "India" independence
    India became a sovereign and democratic nation.
  • Officially split

    Pakistan and India became separate nations.
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    Division of the British India into Pakistan and India