June 02, 2005

*June 2, 1947

For two years, the All-India Congress tried to reach an agreement on government ministers. Violence between Muslims and Hindus was escalating, with thousands of deaths resulting from the discord. The new government requested a split of India into two independent states: Pakistan would be the Muslims', and the rest of India would be the Hindus'. The plan was announced on this date in 1947...August 14 would be the date of the official split.

Posted by Jennifer at June 2, 2005 09:00 AM