Pakistan is an integral part of our nation. But Britishers always believe in division and rule. So before they leave the country they made sure that India and Pakistan will divide and they will be neighbours with enmity always. Today the main problem India is having with Pakistan only, thanks to the divide and rule policy of British rulers,
There were many small kingdoms in India. Some of them were friends and some of them were enemies. Always they used to think of expanding their kingdom. But when Britishers came here, all Indias came together fought against them for freedom. That is how they learned the importance of being together. We all know how all these small kingdoms were merged in the country by the actions taken by the then governments.
So I say Britishers taught us both, the importance of being united and also the problems if we divide.
Then entered the Britishers with modern weapons and powerful attack on all the kingdoms in our country at that time and the whole area came under the grip of Britishers. Our freedom struggle started with ousting of Britishers from India and obviously the united India as everything was under one British umbrella. So in a way we can give credit to Britishers for that unity of course under the compulsion.
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'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
So, with the British rule that had initially seen uniting the country started the revolts and rebels from kings and the people agasint the foreign rule. This was the time when the British adopted the divide and rule policy. So, in a way , the British were also responsible for making Indian see their power of unity.
After independence, Sardar Patel with the help of Mr. V.P. Menon and the then first Governor-General of India was successful in bringing the various Kingdoms under India. There was a problem with Hyderabad and Junagadh. Sardar Patel succeeded in making both of them accede to India.
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In the years after 1857, the British cleverly began to create divisions among the Indian princes, and consolidated their authority through the policy of 'divide and rule'. Centuries later, in 1757, the British became alarmed to see Hindu and Muslim armies fighting side by side and showing allegiance to the decaying Mughal monarchy. They then paved the way for the two groups to fight against each other so that their own empire would not be threatened. In 1859, Lord Elphinstone, the British governor of Bombay, suggested to London that, since the British came from a hierarchical society where the class system was entrenched, they looked for something inherently similar in India as well. They sought to understand the religious, communal, and caste divisions in the region, which at one time became the practice of defining, dividing, and perpetuating these divisions. Partition has killed tens of millions of people, displaced 13 million people, destroyed billions of rupees of property in India. So I do not believe that the British have any positive role.
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