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The Radcliffe Line Was Declared As The Official Border Between India And Pakistan.

The Radcliffe Line was the boundary Demarcation Line between the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab and Bengal provinces of British India. It was named after its architect, SIR CYRIL RADCLIFFE , who, as the joint chairman of the two boundary commissions for the two provinces, received the responsibility to equitably divide 175,000 sq miles of territory with 88 million people. Without attending any public sitting in person, without visiting Bengal and Punjab, Radcliffe sealed the fate of India and Pakistan. The Demarcation line was published on 17 August 1947 upon the partition of India. Today its western side still serves as the Indo-Pak Border and the eastern side serves as the India-Bangla Border.


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