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India's Partition - Part One

The partition of India led to millions of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs fleeing their homes during terrible violence. This is the first of two programmes remembering that time.

The partition of India led to millions of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs fleeing their homes during terrible religious violence. This is the first of two programmes remembering that time.

Listen to the story of Saleem, who was only five-years-old when his family tried to escape to the new Islamic state of Pakistan.

(Photo: Muslims with bullock carts and on foot flee Hindu India across a bridge in the rain on a road in Lahore, India on 27 August, 1947.)
(Credit: AP)

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