Reliving the INDEPENDENCE DAY OF 1947
Eastern Panorama|August 2020
India attained freedom from the British Raj on August 15, 1947 after being ruled by them for over two centuries. on 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian National flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red fort in Delhi.
Amrita Bhattacharjee

But the independence of our country coincided with the partition of India, in which the British India was divided along religious lines into the dominions of India and Pakistan.

In the year 1947, lord Mountbatten released the 3 June Plan on partition of India as legislature representatives of the Indian National Congress, the Muslim league, and the Sikh community came to an agreement with Lord Mountbatten. nobody who agreed to the plan realised that partition was unleashing one of the worst calamities of the 20th century. As per this plan, ‘The independence act’ of 1947 was implemented. This was the last plan for independence.

To decide the fate of 400 million Indians and draw lines of division on poorly made maps, Mountbatten brought in Cyril Radcliffe, a barrister who had never set foot in India before then, and would never return afterwards. Mountbatten gave him just five weeks to complete the job. All of India, and particularly those in Bengal and Punjab, waited with bated breath to find out how they would be divided.

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