British India’s announcement to maintain peace with India.

Keep a bit of India.

When the British were leaving India, Churchill insisted the then viceroys to keep a bit of India. (Read Transfer of Power Papers as extracted by Wali Khan in his book ”Facts are facts.”) His wish was duly complied.

To begin with on 14 June 1945 Lord Wavell announced a plan for a new Executive Council in which all members except the Viceroy and the Commander in Chief would be Indians. This executive council was to be a temporary measure until a new permanent constitution could be agreed upon and come into force.

At the same time, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a non practicing Muslim, who was being cultivated as a Muslim Leader and sole representative of Muslims, was told to be ready for partition of India. According to Wavell, he feared a mutiny in Army and he prepared a plan to relocate all British personal to Karachi which was to be retained as British India under the British stooge Jinnah. The existing parties representing Muslims in Punjab and today’s KPK were sidelined rather forced to accept Jinnah as their leader, even though they were running popular Governments. This British India was named Pakistan.

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