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AHMED MIR GEOGRAPHY PROJECT I have chosen to speak about when Pakistan was born and became an independent country. This happened in August 1947.This was when Gandhi was alive and he was the one who separated the countries so India could become a whole Hindu country as before August 1947 India was full of Muslims as well as Hindus. But Gandhi wanted two countries one for Hindu's and one for Muslims, thus Pakistan is born. But immediately after independence, Pakistan had to deal with a massive refugee problem: while 5.3 million Hindus fled from Punjab and Sindh into India, 5.9 million Muslims fled from India into West Pakistan. 3.3 million Hindus fled East Pakistan, 1.3 million Muslims fled from India into East Pakistan. ...read more.


Many people died when the two countries were formed as millions were getting onto the already crowded railways which caused havoc. Many got caught under the train. On the top of the trains their were many people sitting their, their were people hanging from bars. Their was no space free anywhere on the trains. After all the rush and everything settles down, an election is held for Pakistan where Muhammad Ali Jinnah becomes governor-general of the new nation; Liaquat Ali Khan becomes Prime Minister when India splits into Pakistan and India. But yet now in 2003 people are still emigrating from Pakistan to India and visa versa. This is because people are now starting to break their emotional ties and immigrate out to another country. ...read more.


Now many people live in each of the countries but being as they are both LEDC'S makes the countries even more vulnerable to war. No one knows for sure how many people died during the fall of 1947, but some historians estimate the number to be more than 500,000 people. The journey was wretched. Some refugees had to walk hundreds of miles. Many were too young, too old, or too sick to make the long voyage. Countless numbers of people were left for dead along the way. So as not to breathe the stench of sickness and death, people covered their faces with handkerchiefs. As Every yard of the way, there was a body. A famous historian said ... The vultures had become so bloated by their feasts they could no longer fly...." PAKISTAN AND INDIA NOW (2004) AHMED MIR GEOGRAPHY PROJECT PAGE TWO Pakistan and India 2003 PAKISTANI TRAIN TO INDIA 1947: ...read more.

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