Jinnah, Gandhi, and Nehru
Leaders of India's Freedom and Partition
Creation of Pakistan
In what is termed as the greatest human migration, some
15 million people were displaced from their homes as a result of the partition
with Hindus in Pakistan moving to areas in Punjab and other bordering areas.
Many Muslims left India to succeed in Pakistan ("Land of the Pure")
especially many writers and intellectuals. The partition was marred by large
scale violence with death of a million (some estimate it up to 1.5 million)
citizens and countless others suffering.
While Gandhi himself was opposed to partition of India, in the
end, he could not stop the unfolding of the history and many Hindus blamed his Muslim-appeasement
stance. A Hindu fanatic assassinated Gandhi in 1948 in the aftermath of the
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the "Father of
Pakistan", himself passed away barely an year after India's partition.