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Timeline: The turmoil and legacy of India’s hasty partition

It is 70 years since British colonial India was partitioned into two new nations - India and Pakistan.

The BBC charts the struggle for independence, the dividing lines drawn in haste, the jubilation of freedom and the catastrophic violence that would reverberate through the next 70 years.

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