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Is Jaswant Singh right in naming Patel as one of the reasons for partition of India and making of Pakistan?

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Asked by QueSera Sera, 17 Aug '09 06:46 pm
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I am glad that someone has had the courage to tell the truth. If Nehru and Patel supported the partition of India, they did the right thing at the right time. Imagine what the country would have been with all the parochialism and extremism that has become the hallmark of the people of Pakistan. They would never have integrated well into the mainstream of this country. Thank god for partition.
Answered by Satish Kamath, 17 Aug '09 06:48 pm

 
  
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He, in fact was a part of the final decision.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 17 Aug '09 06:47 pm

 
  
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If he can prove it then yes
Answered by vidhi, 17 Aug '09 06:47 pm

 
  
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YesOn August 16, 1946, in its demand for a separate Pakistan, the Muslim League called for \"Direct Action\" day. Direct Action day witnessed thousands of Muslims and Hindus fighting in mixed areas. Calcutta became the scene of the most brutal violence in what became known as the great \'Calcutta killings\'. Within 72 hours, more than 5,000 people died, at least 20,000 were seriously injured, and a hundred thousand residents of Calcutta City alone were left homeless. As Jinnah remarked \"If not a divided India, then a destroyed India\". More violence followed as the rioting spread to the rural areas of Punjab and the Ganges valley. British and Indian leaders such as Nehru and Valla Bhai Patel decided that the only solution to the conflict was a partition. Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, was given full power by one of the British leaders to negotiate any agreement he could to help come to some sort of conclusion. Mountbatten saw that the o ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 17 Aug '09 07:00 pm

 
  
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No. But there is a reason. His agony against Patel is natural. Because Sardar was the master brain to finish the Dynasty or King rule in India. So all Kshatriyas have little grudge against him and Indira Gandhi. Patel\'s tactics and diplomacy won to neutralize small small kingdoms in india. And Jaswant Singh belongs to a Royal Family.
Answered by peekay first, 17 Aug '09 06:56 pm

 
  
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What does Jaswant Singh means .. Are they going to rewrite history in the way that they think is right .I think he is totally wrong .His justifications and blaming Indian leaders and praising Jinah is unacceptable .What happened during those times is not possible for us to evaluate .What were the conditrions at that time ..what was the attitude and what was the best for our nation ..These few things were on the mind of leaders of that time and they acted accordingly . Jaswant Singh on his part has the failure of Kandhar issue and is trying to set the history right .These type of things do not suit him
Answered by minticool, 17 Aug '09 06:52 pm

 
  
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He comes in to lot of vontrovrsy lway in line with LKA
Answered by Dinesh C S, 17 Aug '09 06:51 pm

 
  
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