70 years of Indian Partition: Images from history, as it happened

The Partition of India sparked massive rioting and human migration unprecedented in the history of the subcontinent. More than 15 million people were displaced as two nations were born. Here’s a pick of some of the moving images from that era.

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14:24 August 13, 2017
A handout image released by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and taken on September 19, 1950, of shacks where refugee families lived on a pavement along Queen's Road near Lothian Bridge in New Delhi following the Partition of India and Pakistan.
Image by: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
Compiled by: Shreeja Nair, Senior Web Editor