August 15, 2022: 75 years of independence for India and Pakistan
Swatantrata Divas, Independence Day, is one of the three national holidays celebrating India's end of British colonial rule. Their foreign rule ended in 1947 after decades of protests by the Indian population and the non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. Because of religious and ethnic strife, what was once British India was divided into two independent states: predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The division process was by no means peaceful. During the following years, conflicts similar to civil wars broke out.
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