The political partition of India caused one of the greatest human convulsions of history. partition shattered the myth of impartiality and neutrality. once the decision to divide the country had been taken everything had to be divided.
The statistics are staggering, 12 million people were displaced, 1 million died, 75,00 women were abducted and raped; families were divided; properties were plundered ad lost, homes were destroyed. in the public memory , the violence, disturbing realities that accompanied partition have remained blanketed in silence. and yet, in private, the voices of partition have never been stilled and its ramifications have not yet ended.
All this is past, HISTORY.
A new dawn awaits us, and it comes with new opportunity to write history the way we want to see it not the way it was intended for us. let us not let the bloody partition eclipse the freedom we have earned from the inhuman colonizers and destroy the fruits of freedom that we can enjoy now by nullifying the sacrifices done by the martyrs of our country, Hindu Muslim, both brothers.
Let us prove to the West what was known as the departing kick of the Imperialists, will not effect the sentiments shared by two halves of one whole. let the partition be a reality that defines the individual identity of separate nations but not of sentiments or of emotions. let us be one and celebrate Independence and not Partition. condemn communal rivalry, promote universal brotherhood!
Wishing all you Indians and my Pakistani friends a very;
Happy Independence Day!