Independence Day: The Partition baggage young Indians and Pakistanis carry

“Some younger people are openly acknowledging that ‘my family carries this and so do I’.”

The 1947 Partition created two newly-independent states – India and Pakistan – and triggered perhaps the biggest movement of people in history, outside war and famine.

About 12 million people became refugees. Between half a million and a million people were killed in religious violence.

As the two countries observe 75 years since their formation, the BBC’s Nikita Mandhani spoke to young Indians and…

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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