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Eyewitnesses look back on partition of India and Pakistan

When the Indian subcontinent was partitioned in 1947, creating Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan, Hindus in newly formed Pakistan fled to India and Muslims, in the opposite direction. Up to a million people were massacred. Two witnesses look back 75 years later.

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