Muslims of India were facing inhuman treatment by Hindus. Getting fed up they had demanded their own country where they could live peacefully and could perform their religious duties without encumbrance. While leaving British rulers acceded to this demand and the result was Pakistan. Pakistan’s independence was to be announced on the night between 14 and 15 August, 1947.
As soon as this decision was announced in March, 1947, Hindus of India started mass massacre of Muslims forcibly pushing them out of their houses. Only a few of the pictures taken by foreign media during 1947 are reproduced below.