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The second wave: Migrants at Ghazipur near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border waiting to board special buses arranged by the UP govt for their home towns and villages after the Covid-19 outbreak.(ANI)

Guest column: Partition, Covid-19 and a tale of two migrations

By Col HP Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:12 PM IST
During the Partition migration the idea of India was still in its infancy. The common people exhibited great compassion while lending a helping hand to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of the communal holocaust
A striking panel from the graphic novel.(Chhotu; A Tale of Partition and Love by Varud Gupta and Ayushi Rastogi)
A striking panel from the graphic novel.(Chhotu; A Tale of Partition and Love by Varud Gupta and Ayushi Rastogi)

Review: Chhotu; A Tale of Partition and Love by Varud Gupta and Ayushi Rastogi

Hindustan Times | By Percy Bharucha
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 01:51 PM IST
In these troubled times, Chhotu reminds us that hatred is rarely endemic and that goodness is inherently human
Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress(HT Photo)
Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress(HT Photo)

‘Those who don’t accept Vande Mataram have no right to be in India’: Minister on CAA

Surat | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:13 AM IST
He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, should have been passed 70 years ago.
Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. From its inception in 1906, the Muslim League was a command performance with the sole purpose of acting as a counterweight to the nationalist demands of the Congress(Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. From its inception in 1906, the Muslim League was a command performance with the sole purpose of acting as a counterweight to the nationalist demands of the Congress(Getty Images)

Blaming the Congress for Partition is a travesty

By Mridula Mukherjee
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:41 PM IST
History matters. With the British continuing to give the veto to Jinnah, that the Congress, with great reluctance, to avoid civil war, and because it was left with no choice, “agreed” to Partition
Various dignitaries belonging to Sindhi community watching rare photographs displayed in the Gallery space dedicated to the Sindh story of the Partition which was inaugurated in Partition Museum at Town Hall in Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT)
Various dignitaries belonging to Sindhi community watching rare photographs displayed in the Gallery space dedicated to the Sindh story of the Partition which was inaugurated in Partition Museum at Town Hall in Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT)

Exhibition narrating Sindhis story of Partition opens at Amritsar museum

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Two-day event commemorating the Sindhis experience of Partition ‘Journey through Sindh: A Lost Homeland Day’ began on Saturday at the Partition Museum here with the inauguration of the exhibition.
Sarita Jenamani, an Indian poet writing in English and Odiya, and Aftab Husain, an eminent Urdu poet from Pakistan, living and working in Vienna, have brought out an anthology of Punjabi poetry with a difference ‘Silence Between the Notes’, inspired by the famous quote on music by Mozart.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sarita Jenamani, an Indian poet writing in English and Odiya, and Aftab Husain, an eminent Urdu poet from Pakistan, living and working in Vienna, have brought out an anthology of Punjabi poetry with a difference ‘Silence Between the Notes’, inspired by the famous quote on music by Mozart.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gathering pieces of the partition in poetry for world audience

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:40 AM IST
The two most acclaimed poems on the Partition came from Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, ‘Subah-e Azadi (The Dawn of Freedom) and Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam’s ‘Ajj Akhan Waris Shah Nu’ (Ode to Waris Shah) are well known.
Head priest of Golden Temple, Giani Jagtar Singh (C) carries the Guru Granth Sahib during the 'Nagar Kirtan' procession to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, at the Wagah Border Post, on Thursday, August 1, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Head priest of Golden Temple, Giani Jagtar Singh (C) carries the Guru Granth Sahib during the 'Nagar Kirtan' procession to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, at the Wagah Border Post, on Thursday, August 1, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Nagar kirtan from Pakistan reaches India for first time since Partition

Hindustan Times, Attari | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:02 PM IST
A red carpet was rolled out at Attari to welcome the procession from Nankana Sahib; devotees arrived in droves to have darshan of Guru Granth Sahib saroop on the Indian side.
Damor’s statement comes at a time when the narrative of the BJP is hinged on national security and anti-Pakistan line, and is likely to ruffle up a political storm in the country, which is undergoing the General Elections.(Twitter/Guman Singh Damor)
Damor’s statement comes at a time when the narrative of the BJP is hinged on national security and anti-Pakistan line, and is likely to ruffle up a political storm in the country, which is undergoing the General Elections.(Twitter/Guman Singh Damor)

‘Had Jinnah been made PM, partition would not have happened’: BJP candidate

Jhabua | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 12:51 AM IST
By now, five phases of Lok Sabha elections are over. The sixth phase of polling is taking place on May 12, while the last phase on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Groom Parvinder Singh taking selfie with his wife (Pakistan national) Kiran Sarjeet Kaur after their marriage ceremony at Gurdwara Khel Sahib in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Groom Parvinder Singh taking selfie with his wife (Pakistan national) Kiran Sarjeet Kaur after their marriage ceremony at Gurdwara Khel Sahib in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, Ambala youth ties the knot with Sialkot girl

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The two were engaged in 2016 when Sarjeet visited her maternal uncle’s house at Samana in Patiala.
Major Dalbir Singh Virk (L) and his cousin Amir Singh Virk were reunited, in New Delhi on March 5, after 72 years.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
Major Dalbir Singh Virk (L) and his cousin Amir Singh Virk were reunited, in New Delhi on March 5, after 72 years.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

Separated during Partition, reunited after 7-decade search

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:07 AM IST
As a four-year-old in 1947, Amir Singh Virk held on to a tender memory — that of his older cousin bandaging his toe after he’d slipped and fallen.
In its order sentencing Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to jail for the remainder of his life in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Delhi High Court on Monday made a stinging observation regarding mass crimes and political patronage.(PTI)
In its order sentencing Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to jail for the remainder of his life in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Delhi High Court on Monday made a stinging observation regarding mass crimes and political patronage.(PTI)

In court order on Sajjan Kumar, a throwback to Partition, mass killings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Saying that it was a challenge to bring those accused in such cases to justice because they enjoyed political patronage, the court referred to other incidents of mass killings that had taken place in the country.
Academy award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty.(Photo:Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Academy award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty.(Photo:Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Kerala floods are as bad as the 1947 Partition: Resul Pookutty

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 04:19 PM IST
As his home state grapples with floods, Oscar-award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty asks us to stay united in this tragedy. He also thanks the members of Bollywood fraternity who have come forward to show support.
Anirudh Kala
Anirudh Kala

Tale of two sides: Book on mental scars of Partition, and a cursed heirloom

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Psychiatrist Anirudh Kala’s ‘The Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness’ in interlinked episodes explores the impact of Partition on mental health in both countries, and even of the future generations.
BJP president Amit Shah addressing the first memorial lecture on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay at G D Birla auditorium in Kolkata on June 27.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
BJP president Amit Shah addressing the first memorial lecture on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay at G D Birla auditorium in Kolkata on June 27.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Congress divided Vande Mataram in 1937, and it led to Partition: Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Vande Mataram became controversial as a large section of the Muslims were opposed to the worship of Goddess Durga mentioned in the song. Congress later came to the decision that only the first two stanzas, of the originally five-stanza song, would be sung.
File photo of senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz.
File photo of senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz.

Sardar Patel had offered Kashmir Valley to Pakistan, says Congress leader Saifuddin Soz

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Toufiq Rashid
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Congress leader Saifuddin Soz claims that Sardar Patel had said Pakistan could take Kashmir and let go of Hyderabad Deccan, which had a majority Hindu population and was nowhere near Pakistan by sea or land.
Security personnel stand guard during a search operation after an LeT militant escaped from the police custody in Srinagar in February 2018.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard during a search operation after an LeT militant escaped from the police custody in Srinagar in February 2018.(PTI)

LeT launches online magazine, says 2018 will be tough for security forces

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 07:01 AM IST
Claiming it was helping the “common man’s struggle”, the magazine goes on to say that Pakistan has “moral and legal” obligation to support the “struggle” in Kashmir, an unfinished agenda of partition.
Ousted former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif l(AFP file)
Ousted former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif l(AFP file)

Pak anti-graft body orders probe into Sharif’s ‘money laundering to India’

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Sharif is also facing three corruption cases in an anti-graft court that were registered following the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives at the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives at the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)

Kashmir issue an unfinished agenda of Partition, says Pakistan PM Abbasi

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmed
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The Pakistani Prime Minister says India continues to deny the people of Kashmir the right to self-determination enshrined in UN Security Council resolutions.
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