How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan

Опубликовано: 26 июн 2019
The story of how a hastily-drawn line divided one people into two.
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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.
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    • Johnny Harris Ill conceived and half baked story. Disappointed that terrorism by Pakistani state actors in India which is a major hindrance towards any peace initiative by India wasn’t covered. Request you to please share the full picture with your viewers.

    • *Britishers are the Real Culprits*

    • @Lord Vader Thanks...I was telling him the same👍👍

  • Respect to sicks

  • Does Vox have any right wing employees as well?


  • Batala show in this video Massania Im belong to batala city ☺

  • You should also do some research on the condition of Muslims in India and in Indian occupied Kashmir then you will come to know that why the partition was so important. What they are doing with Muslims is known as human rights violations.

  • Most Heart Touching Documentary As INDIAN EVER SEEN.... Im my words WALL IN HOME

  • Saab barbaad kardia saale kamino ne

  • I m from Sargodha Pakistan... I met an old Sikh- man from Austrailia on net... his ancestors are from sargodha who migrated to India in 47 ... he loves his Parents land want to visit one day.... ❤ I exactly Work there in Sargodha from where his parents belong to.... Whatta coincidence ☺ I share Sargodha pics after watching them he becomes emotional 😢

  • you are indian you should be in bollywood good acting

  • Dear vox , you got some wrong information that " hatred between India ( bhaarath) and Pakistan is created by politicians " . It's not true sir . Pakistan is a jihaadi country like Palestine . Israel vs Palestine = India vs Pakistan . Pakistan is a terrorist state .

  • First time say your vedio for 5 seconds and become your subscriber

  • Please make the same story from Pakistan side to get a better understanding

  • That’s the British plan to make clash between India And Pakistan forever.

  • So if the British took the 5 years as intended millions of lives could've been saved and india and pakistan could've been friends now?

  • When a part of your body forms gangrene beyond help it’s only wise to cut it off if you want to survive. I am sure you get the gist of it. There is no point in blaming the leaders now, it’s way past the point where you can settle things peacefully. It’s not like it wasn’t tried, sadly way too many peace attempts were ended up with painful backstabbing incidents. Since there is no point crying over spilled milk I will not try to blame the INC and Muslim league leaders as well as those wretched Brit lords and their boot lickers who destroyed this peaceful continent where we all used to live together. It’s about time this should be settled once and for all so that the future generations are also not dragged in this senseless farce.

  • How brotherhood turned into war head after uncivilized britishers who act as the civilized people to teach the uncivilized people then turn it into bazare game when they're weak 😢

  • i have only one problem with pakistan and that is "cross border terrorism" other wise indians and pakistanis are very similar,.

  • Can you make a similar video of north east India which was before not a part of ancient india but british captured it and made it part of british india

  • Most hated country in the world: England

  • My grandfather born in India...❤ My father born in Pakistan...❤ I born in Bangladesh ❤ One place but 3 name..ha ha ha😍😍

  • The partition is heart breaking my ancestor are from Gujranwala, Pakistan just months away from partition they came to India as my grandfather later got job here....i really want to visit place where my great grand father used to live but sad no trace of it can be found...

  • Come to think of it, most of the world’s major problems were caused by the Brits...

  • Such a lovely video on India and Pakistan relationship,,, thank you so much

  • Every map of the border is incorrect in the northern portion, except for one. It shows the Indian territory in the state of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan after the first war as part of Pakistan.

  • What Modi ji say's about the export of terrorist from Pakistan is true even according to the Pakistani public.

    • @ZAID WAJID and also i dont waana put some immature words but you people need a very strong unity to clean up ur mess for your future generation.

    • @ZAID WAJID and also exporting a single person would never make you a king of south asia ..

    • @ZAID WAJID do u know the exact story what your gov trying to provide or wht provided ? Not what your media is sayin

    • No Pakistani want enemity with india and in Pakistan there is no terrorism for India but yes India wants to be big boy of South Asia so they always try to export kalbhushan's to Pakistan

  • When they showed the roti and jalebi I got so hungry

  • 12:20 Jethalal has the fans in pakistan also hit the like button😂😂

  • It's wrong to blame it all on the political powers because they aren't the main reason that causes hatred between the nations. The hatred between the two countries wasn't built in a split second rather it took years or unfortunate events and politicians are nothing but the reflections of the people. Also, both the current leaders are doing a great job than their predecessors in building the Kartarpur Corridor.

  • it feels so good to see . thank you for making this video

  • this is a very good documentary. I feel like I have to cry.

  • u made something . that people never talk about us

  • They also devided west Bengal and East Bengal into two pieces. Ish if we could back into the year of 1946! We would live together in a country. ☺

  • This border is the among the worst things happened to the subcontinent specially India as Bharat was split into India and Pakistan.

  • Can we ever reunite?

  • We are indebted to British otherwise India would have been an Islamic empire of chaos

  • But still pak claimed that they have arabs root. I'm so proud of being born in India. We Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Chritains live in peace here. I too have a Sikh friend manmohan khana, a Muslim friend Mahatab Alam and a Christian friend Amit toppo. And I'm myself a Hindu. My Sikh friend have roots from pak.

  • Take a look at the non-Muslim religious places of Pakistan. All destroyed and in ruins. Tells you something.

  • It’s a tragedy.

  • Fu$& that British lawyer.

  • I agree with most of the content in this video. But what I don't agree with is the fact that its puts the blame equally on both sides? Why doesn't it talk about the terrorists activities that have been taking place in India? It's no secret that Pakistan sponsors terrorism in India. It's not a black and white situation. You cannot just judge it based on a community losing access to their religious institution. There's a lot to it. If you wanna be fair, you gotta cover it all. And btw on India side, Vajpayee did start a bus service between India and Pakistan and try to improve the situation. We all know what we Indians got in return.

  • Why the border line of indian map not show properly? ?

  • People on either side want peace ....but the infiltration from Pakistan to India and the spread of terrorism by picking young people from Kashmir and training them to terrorize India is what prompted prime minister Modi to speak those words .....If you see Indians were not the first to react ....take 26/11 or URI or the latest ones in February 2019.... The statements were made after that but not unnecessary claims and also please share facts before and after the terrorist attacks the way many countries stopped supporting Pakistan because of this .....and also question yourself ..1. there was partition, it's true 2. People were asked to move, it's true 3. All habits food and culture was very well intertwined, it's true ....if all of that was true ..why was there a war , what was it fought for and why is it still prevailing today? ....I have my family and friends separated and we know the pain but facts are something's Pakistan political benefit from Indians sacrifice

  • That was the best video on this topic, we have more things in common than differences!

  • The British ruined India & Pakistan now there acting like nothing happened. India:Dude u made my country terrible and split lots of family British:wha?

  • if you have love for someone a border can not divide you from them. Some times i think about visiting india but when i see the hate for us i loose my hope i hope one day I'll visit india..❤ from PAKISTAN

  • Very bad reference of India's Prime Minister's speech in this otherwise brilliant video. It was shown totally out of context, whatever he said against Pakistan was said just couple of days after terrorist attack in India, in which 17 Indian soldiers were killed by terrorists who infiltrated from Pakistan.

  • The brits are the root of all evil. This is facts

  • A very negligent anti-British attitude here. It'd be an idea to differentiate between the people of Britain and their particular attitudes to the colonies and the self-interested pro-royalists capitalists that supported the crown in all these colonial endeavours. Britain was a rich nation when it was a colonial power, but that transition of wealth to the state inhabitants did not reach the common people. Yes, the crown needed lapdogs of common class to do their work also, but i believe most British people did not care or support colonisation in the end, because they ended up as poor and downtrodden as those in the colonies. When people say "the British", its clear they mean the leaders and not all British, but i'd like to clarify that the majority of people in Britain are disgraced by what happened, from the senseless and self-interested conflicts and poor governance to the "Britain is superior to everyone" attitude. Yes the British people are proud of their nation, as all modern inhabitants of nation states are, but they do no feel superior, and they do not look back on these humanitarian disasters as anything other than humanitarian disasters caused by our colonial leaders.

  • No Pakistani leaders base their campaign on the hatred against India, like Indian leaders do.