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Activity Discussion History What were the causes and consequences of the Partition of India in 1947? Reply To: What were the causes and consequences of the Partition of India in 1947?

  • Harsha

    June 22, 2023 at 12:10 pm
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    The consequences of Partition of India 1947 :

    The partition of India in 1947 was a traumatic event that led to many consequences. Some of the major consequences are :

    1) Transfer of population :-

    The partition of India led to the largest mass migration in human history, with millions of people moving across the newly created border between India and Pakistan. Hindus and Sikhs moved from Pakistan to India, while Muslims moved from India to Pakistan. This transfer of population led to massive displacement, loss of property and loss of life. The migration of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim people between India and Pakistan during the partition of India in 1947 was recorded at about 14 million.

    2) Refugees Problem :-

    The partition of India created a refugee crisis, with millions of people displaced and in need of shelter and basic necessities. The government of India and Pakistan struggled to provide aid and support to these refugees, leading to a humanitarian crisis.

    3) Problem of minorities :-

    The partition of India led to creation of two countries with different religions identities, India being a secular state with a Hindu majority and Pakistan being an Islamic state with a Muslim majority. This led to problems for religious minorities in both countries with Hindus and Sikhs facing persecution in Pakistan.

    4) Literacy Rates :-

    Literacy rates also had a great impact on migrants during the partition of India. In Indian and Pakistani societies, people who were seen as emigrants were seen with a sense of hatred. Due to which the expatriates were unable to pay attention to the education, therefore the rate of increase in literacy in India society was recorded 1, whereas Pakistan growth was seen only 0.82.

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