70 Years Later, What Partition Has Meant For Pakistan

Aug 11, 2017
Originally published on August 11, 2017 11:20 am

Next week is the 70th anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan. At midnight on Aug. 14, 1947, the British ended their rule over the subcontinent and divided it into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. The break led millions of people to flee their homes and as many as 1 million people died in the ensuing violence.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and considers the partition’s legacy in Pakistan.

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