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How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan

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The story of how a hastily-drawn line divided one people into two.





The video conferencing session between the two schools was conducted between students of Gyan Mandir Public School (Delhi, India) and Adamjee Model School (Karachi, Pakistan). The session was coordinated by Ms Anju Anand and Ms Devika Mittal from Indian side and Mr Usama Palla and Ms Suraya Islam from Pakistan. We're grateful they let us drop by!

The British tasked Cyril Radcliffe with the job of drawing a line to separate Punjab and Bengal provinces from India into East and West Pakistan. Muslims and Hindus weren’t the only ones being separated from each other. Sikhs and people from other faiths were affected as well.

A Sikh pilgrimage was divided because of the new border, Punjabi people of all faiths were separated from each other, and a culture was ultimately divided.

This Vox Borders episode looks at how the Radcliffe line changed Punjab and how communities are affected now.

Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here:



Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations.

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UPDATE: An border crossing known as the Kartarpur Corridor has opened between India and Pakistan, linking two of the holiest sites in Sikhism for the first time in more than 70 years. The 4.7 kilometres corridor connects the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

Author — Vox

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British people learning history : "so we're the bad guys?"

Author — sadpeepol :v

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"Love knows no border "

Neither does Britain

Author — Lucky Meena

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Indians: suffered
Pakistanis: suffered
Bangladeshis: suffered
Radcliffe : It was too hot out there in India

Author — C O M M E N T E R

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It reminds me of Korea. Once a single country with a single culture and language, now split apart and pitted against each other by foreign superpowers.

Author — 윤현우

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The kids from both sides communicating through Skype and talking about normal things without any hatred was so heartwarming.

Author — Armaan Mebarak

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the problem that british made
1. Israel-palestine problem
2. Hongkong-china problem
3. Pakistan-india problem

Author — Ich haiße ZV

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Britain: if we can't have our empire anymore, we're gonna poop everywhere.

Author — Peter Aleksandrovich

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Shocked american: You can buy keychain of machine guns.
Rest of the world: Americans can buy actual machine guns.

Author — Martin Hansen

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If any Indian Reading My Comment.. Love From Pakistan

Author — IDREES QURASHI

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Lawyer: **learns drawing**
**pRAtiCeS oN MaP**

Author — AJ

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If Hitler wouldn't have existed then the Britishers would have been the real villain in modern history

Author — Ayush Chaurasia

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If anyone from Pakistan is watching this
Greetings from India🇮🇳❤️🇵🇰

Author — FENRIER

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I am from Korea. I understand this pain. Same peoples should be re united as one .

Author — Black Koru

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Other countries: okay guys we need to be serious about where we draw our borders. We need to make sure that the locals are okay with it so we don't ruin any culture or places of significance. We also have to take into account the fact of-
Britain: *Haha pencil goes

Author — ガヴリール

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To all my indian brother and sister from any cast and creed we love you. From Pakistan🇵🇰

Author — Aalishan Khan

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Dhaka resident in 1946: I'm Indian.
Dhaka resident in 1947: I'm Pakistani
Dhaka resident in 1971: I'm Bangladeshi

Author — Adeena Hasan

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'A real Pakistani loves his Indian brother, and a real Indian loves his Pakistani brother'

Author — Dravez

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The Dislikers are the politicians from both side, but we common people LOVE each other 🇵🇰❤🇮🇳

Author — Bielal Khan

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I love Sikhs and Hindus
❤️ from an American Indian Muslim

Author — Rayyan