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This poignant story from the 1965 India-Pakistan war is a reminder of the bitter fruits of Partition


Let us first look at certain ironies: Pakistan has a Muslim population of 178,097,000, with a small minority of Sikhs, Christians and Hindus; India has a minority population of 18 per cent in its total population of 1.2 billion. And among these, Muslims are the largest minority, of 177,286,000, or 10.9 per cent of the world’s Muslims.

That makes India home to the one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan (by some estimates). By 2050, we are most likely to be the largest Muslim population in the ...


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