History of Post Partitioned India

History of Post Partitioned India

As viewed from the eyes of an uprooted Punjabi and sindhi

As we aware that , the partition of India was cut through the living body of whole communities, leading to untold death and misery and behind it was the interests of country’s privileged elite especially Jawahar lal Nehru, Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi, which had least respect for the life and property of a common man. The selfish ambitions of these leaders to earn international recognition, led to denial of justice to a common man. Earlier during 1942 Mahatma Gandhi had even gone to the extent saying that “Leave India to God. If that is too much, then leave her to anarchy.”  Probably some of the politicians of present India have tried to follow the same principle of anarchism and have gained political mileage with this infamous Gandhi mantra.

Second world war had led to massive losses of life and resources and the colonial powers had become very weak, consequent to the war. The British imperialists were in a hurry to leave India. The Partition of British India in 1947, which created the two independent states of India and Pakistan, was followed by one of the cruelest and bloodiest migrations and “ethnic cleansings” in the history of India. The religious fury and violence that it unleashed caused the deaths of some two million Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. An estimated 12 to 15 million people were forcibly transferred between the two countries. At least 75,000 women were raped. Who was morally responsible for this massive blood shed. Of course none of these leaders came forward to take this responsibility and heal wounds of millions of partition survivors, who were brought to the streets by the then political leadership of India. Though the British imperialists separated the continent into a Hindu and a Muslim state. This was done with the aid of the political competition between the two main political parties-The Indian Congress and The Muslim League, but the grievance of a common man was that why the political leadership of these political parties was insensitive to the safety of people and let the anarchism become order of the day after British transferred power to them.

It is pertinent to mention here that the uprooted people from their respective nations witnessed injudicious & inhuman treatment at new places Be it job opportunities, promotions or any other business opportunity. I understand there were some states who had even thrown out people who were already in government jobs due their ethnicity.

The political leadership ie blue eyed boys of jinnahs and nehrus, was diseased with the infection of castism and regionalism and had no soft corner for the uprooted people. Instead of resettling the communities, they further partitioned states based on language, based on ethnicity etc etc during thee post partitioned period.

What do you expect from such a system which made several billionaires and powerful people having no educational or ancestral standings.Though we followed democratic process but the process was highly diseased. The democratic process brought incompetent people to various states who had only narrow selfish interests.

The social injustices led to deterioration of once highly civilized society of india and rape, Murders, Dacoity and thefts had become order of the day.


The Indian National Congress, established through the activity of some members of upper class, was brought into existence as an organization through the initiative and under the guidance of an Englishman. India under the guidance of Mr Nehru, was never ready to learn lessons from Gandhis doctrine of Ahinsa and designed infamous punch sheel foreign policy.  China took full advantage of the passive resistance due our Punch sheel policy ie a foreign policy which only a weak nation could offer. India was unable & was unwilling to offer any armed resistance to China during early sixties as its back bone was already damaged by the then defence minister. In India under the stewardship of most corrupt leadership of the times there were several incidents of crimes but no criminals could be booked due their political connections. Crime is a disease like any other problem and was a product nourished by prevalent socio political system. All crimes like Murder Rape etc are some forms of a disease. Spread of this contiguous disease spread to our society and we all were silent witnesses. The major cause of subsequent spread of this disease was lack of concern by the then political leadership, where money and muscle power helped winning elections and made the political system a profitable business.

Subsequently a system developed wherein those candidates who combined the cocktail of politics, criminality and crores had a higher chance of re-contesting, they also had a better record of winning elections than candidates with a clean records during those days.

As a result last few decades witnessed highest number of politicians with criminal records being elected to the Indian parliament. As per records, every third newly elected MP in the Indian parliament had a criminal record. The attitudes displayed in film India’s Daughter by the rapist, the lawyer and some other people is the reflection of the existing socio political system which we have inherited from early post partition leadership. Recent incident of Naga land mob fury reflects people’s anger towards the crimes against women. The socio political system and abuse of power by the mighty during last few decades has created such unsafe conditions for women all over India.

I am therefore of the opinion that every criminal is brought to  justice as till date our legal system was handicapped and the  political leadership was responsible for this sad state.


Cdr (Retired) Alok Mohan


Comments (2)

  • April 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm |

    Partition was an INVASION, not by a foreign country but by ENEMY WITHIN. Instead of repulsing it, India’s majority community FAILED to develop suitable response or counter attack.
    The result was the crushing defeat of the Hindus and the Victors (Muslims) dictating all the terms of cease-fire. These include the surrender of VAST territories and the right of the Muslims to stay back in Bharat enjoying full citizenship rights like the Rest.
    India was humiliated in 1947 like Germany and Japan in 1945, but immensely worse. While Germany and Japan have recovered, India has collapsed. Their future is bright. India’s is dismal or doom. It all depends on LEADERS- glorious or despicable, “lions or goats”.

    • June 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm |

      You are right sir !
      Mr Nehru & Mr Gandhi were the biggest culprits.
      They saved muslim population from backlash using admin machinery during 1947 while they closed their eyes as regards safety of hindu population at Pakistan.
      I am sure uprooted punjabi hindu population shall never ever excuse them for the biggest crime against humanity
      Cdr Alok Mohan

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