Partition of India: These pictures tell another tale

The partition era is the darkest period in the history of India.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2016, 15:33 PM IST
Partition of India: These pictures tell another tale

New Delhi: The partition era is the darkest period in the history of India.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's hunger for power resulted the partition of the great country. Hindus living for generations in what was to become Pakistan had to flee their homes overnight. Millions of Muslims migrated from India to Pakistan.

The division was accompanied by bloody religious riots in 1947, the memories of which haunt freedom celebrations.

The 1947 split of the subcontinent led to mass murders, rapes, loot.

The hastily-arranged partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan was brokered by the departing British colonialists.

The pictures tweeted by indianhistorypics will certainly bring tears to anybody's eyes.

The pictures of people carrying their old ones in a make-shift 'jhula', people from both the communities somehow carrying their belongings and kids, dead bodies lying everywhere, children dying of hunger, reveal the hardship faced by refugees during the partition.