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How did Partition affect the lives of ordinary people? What was the political response to mass migration following Partition?

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These are the effects of partition in India:

1) The partition displaced over 14 million people


2) Numerous refugee camps


3) Large-scale violence


4) 1.26 million Muslims were missing


5) 50,000 women abducted in riots


6) The death toll was from 200000 to 2 million.


These are the political response to mass migration following partition:


1) Gandhiji stood with the victims of partition and helped them in camps and hospitals


2) The Congress party passed the resolution on “ the rights of minorities”


3) The Hindu organizations were satisfied with the decision of partition


4) In 1947 the league became Pakistan’s dominant political party. In that year it was renamed the All Pakistan Muslim League.


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