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Except during periods of War or high tension, overland travel via India between the 2 wings was possible. However, after the introduction of a visa and passport requirement in 1952, this became much more expensive and time consuming for most people. Prior to 1955, Pakistanis found travel through India more expensive than it should have been because Pakistan ...


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The narrative states that Enterprise was off the coast of Viet Nam on Dec 10, 1971. The way I recall the situation, Enterprise was in the area of Hong Kong and it was more like Dec 20 or close there about. I was on one of the other ships in the task force and we were off the coast of Viet Nam. We were transferring our cargo to other ships because we were ...


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His views in the Harijan are as follows:: “Like other groups of people in this country, Muslims also have the right of self determination. We are living here as a joint family and hence any member has the right to get separated (Harijan, April 6, 1940).” “If majority of the Muslims of this country maintain that they are a different nation and there is ...


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US did help Pakistan in all possible ways. It blocked UN action against Pakistan for the genocide it committed, sent military supplies and encouraged countries like Iran and Jordan (which were US allies at that time) to do the same, shielded war criminals from prosecution, sent battle groups to threaten India and so on. In short, it did everything just shy ...


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After Independence, the Indian National Congress was confident of winning a General Election because of its superb grass-roots network and system of patronage. Moreover, Nehru understood that it was his enemies on the Right who had most to lose from free and fair elections while his friends on the Left, outside the Congress, stood most to benefit. ...


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Yes. Mainly because Jinnah was so arrogant and had a sort of superiority complex that Mountbatten did not like. Also, Jinnah was too eager to create Pakistan as early as possible so that he alone could take the credit for creating a Muslim state. All those irritated Mountbatten and he swung towards Hindus. Thus he favored India by offering majority of ...


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In 1947 congress was not under the control of Gandhiji ."Partition must be on my coffin box" was his stand. But he was cornered by congress, as well as Muslim league. The Hindu-Muslim conflict and bloodshed of innocents went beyond the control. This hurt Gandhi very much. Finally, he forcefully and painfully accept partition. Still he planned a march to ...



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