Did Our Country Really Got Independence On The Basis Of Non-Voilence!During the complete chapter of Indian independence, we were taught of just one grand personality which is Gandhi. No one else got so much publicity as Mr. Gandhi. During the fight for the independence & the time after we got the independence, we are evident of many sacrifices but those are not mentioned in our text books instead we are instilled of the perception & giving importance to only one personality which is understood with the song, "de di hame azadi bina khadag bina dhaal sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal". Even after the independence our country moved with the agenda of one party only.
But the reality is that our country got divided into two other countries which is Pakistan & Bangladesh. But again this is not done yet but many more lands were occupied by China. We are still struggling with the J&K issues. This remains the case of aftermath of the independence.
It is estimated that around 1–2 million people died during the partition of British India. At the time of partition, around 10 million Hindus were on the Pakistan side and around 5 million Muslims on the Indian Side who wished to move. British Colony had already sent their most of the troops back to England and there were literally no arrangements for the people moving to another place. There was no food, no transportation, no water nothing for them. People were starving, children were dying but no help came from the government. It is to be estimated that around 1 million died in that moving process.
The official figures were around 2 million but many sources say that around 4 million people died in the most horrifying partition of the modern era. The result of Gandhi's ego and the greed and ego of Nehru and Jinnah. The partition could not be avoided but the bloodshed might have been reduced.
So where the non-violence is all about here that after all these years we are still asked to serve for one party & that we still suffered a lot because of the decisions of few crazy personalities?