India Pakistan Partition BBC Special Presentation

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The partition of India (Hindustani: हिन्दुस्तान का बटवारा (Devanagari) تقسیم ہند (Nastaleeq) )[1] was the partition ofBritish India on the basis of religious demographics. This led to the creation of the sovereign states of theDominion of Pakistan (that later split into the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh) and the Union of India (later Republic of India). The Indian Independence Act 1947 had decided 15 August 1947 as the appointed date for the partition. However, Pakistan came into existence a day earlier, on 14 August.