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1. We need expand the definition of Irishness - one million people living on this island were not born here but call it home, says @IRLPatricia in a discussion chaired in #Derry today by @SusanMcKay15 @IrelandsFuture
2. We need to have an approach to dialogue which allows every voice to be heard. But those who say it's divisive to have the #unity debate need to be gently but firmly reminded that closing down this debate is attempt silence legitimate political aspirations, says @IRLPatricia
@IRLPatricia 3. Many people are engaging in this constitutional conversation because they take the possibility of a "new Ireland" very seriously indeed - it has transformative potential says @cjhumanrights
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Today, I did something extremely meaningful and important for my family, something 75 years in the making, a respectful gesture of love, remembrance, and hope. I went to the Mughal-era Dara Shikoh library, located on the grounds of Ambedkar University, Kashmeri Gate, Delhi. 1/n
I went there to meet Ms. Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO of the @PartitionMuseum in Amritsar. She and her dedicated team have done a wonderful and much-needed job of honoring the memory of the tens of millions displaced or killed during #Partition, which includes my Indian family. 2/n
Ms. Ahluwalia and team now intend to establish a Partition Museum in Delhi, and are working with local authorities to refurbish the Dara Shikoh library to make it another shrine and memorial to the horrors of #Partition. A museum needs evocative links to the past, naturally. 3/n
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#nationalflagadoptionday: On this day in 1947, #nationalflag of India was adopted by Constituent Assembly; Real #History of #IndianFlag and significance of #Tricolour; How Flag evolved over decades:
#Thread #FlagAdoptionDay #NationalFlagDay #flagadoptionday2021
#Indian #Tricolor, designed by #pingalivenkayya, became India's official flag on July 21, 1947. Several designs were scraped before Tricolor accepted by people of country. Final design #IndianNationalFlagAdoptionDay, hoisted by #PrimeMinister Nehru on August 16, 1947 at Red Fort,
Had history of several decades preceding #Independence.
Indian Tricolour is matter of pride for country. Symbol of #Unity, #diversity, #Courage and patriotism. Representation of country, its spirit, power and majesty, comprises 4 colors - #saffron, white, #green and blue.
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1/#Partition 1921-During the negotiations Lloyd George's private sec. civil servant Tom Jones, made some stunning revelations in his private diaries. Known as "T.J" he was Deputy Secretary to four Prime Ministers, he was known as the "keeper of a thousand secrets" he revealed
2/..some interesting unpublished comments during his vital roles as go between‘ between Lloyd George and the leaders of the Irish delegation then and later published in three volumes as Whitehall Diary between 1969 & 1971.
He said Lloyd Georgre had put it to James Craig that
3/ ..after pushing for the partition of the Ireland, he told Craig ..."sir, you have cut the natural circuits of commercial activity" of the economic unit of that small island. (Jones would later be an Economic's professor at Queens, Belfast) warning of economic folly?
TJ & GBS👇
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THE LAST PRINCESS OF LAHORE - BAMBA DULEEP SINGH (1869 - 1957)

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Post partition, every morning a weak old woman would board the Model Town bus service headed to the city. The conductor never asked her for money or he would invite anger of the last Queen of Punjab.

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Princess Bamba Sutherland, the eldest daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh and grand-daughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was born on Sep 29, 1869, in London.

Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of Punjab was taken away to England by British after annexing Punjab.

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Since he was still a child he was forcibly converted to Christianity and made to adopt British values in order to prevent him from ever thinking about regaining Punjab.

He was also kept away from his mother Maharani Jindan.
When he finally met his mother years later...

3/n
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1 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
2 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
To say that #Jinnah & #AIML wanted to make #Secular #Liberal #Pakistan not the Theocratic State is a Half Truth ! How would you explain #Islamic Speeches of Jinnah ? Reference: ia600504.us.archive.org/16/items/relig… ( cc @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad @omarali50 )

#TwoNationTheory #Islam #India #Partition ImageImageImage
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देशाला स्वातंत्र्य देण्यासाठी संपूर्ण आयुष्य खर्च केलेल्या व्यक्तीला मारणारा आज देशातल्या एका विशिष्ट वर्गासाठी नायक,देशभक्त ठरलाय.आजच्या थ्रेडमध्ये
१)#नथुराम_गोडसे
२)#गांधीजी व हत्या
३) वल्लभभाई पटेल व त्यांचा RSS विरोध
४)फाशीवेळीस गोडसेची परिस्थिती
#रिम #MahatmaGandhi Image
नथुराम विनायकराव गोडसे चा जन्म 19मे,1910 ला झाला.त्यांच्या जन्मावेळीस भारतात क्रांतिकारी चळवळी चालु झाल्या होत्या.थोड्या कालावधीने गांधीजीं चे भारतात आगमन झाले आणि त्यांनी 1920 ला 'असहकार आंदोलन' पुकारले.नथुरामचे वडील विनायक वामनराव गोडसे हे पोस्टल ऑफिसमध्ये कामाला होते.
त्यांच्या आईचे नाव लक्ष्मी.नथुराम चे 'नथुराम' नाव पडण्यामागे एक गोष्ट आहे.त्यांचे खरे नाव 'रामचंद्र' होते.पण नथुराम जन्माला यायच्यापुर्वी ३ मुले जन्माला आली आणि अल्पावधीतच मरण पावली.घरच्यांना वाटले की आपल्याला कोणतातरी शाप असावा त्यामुळे मुले दगावत आहेत..म्हणुन त्यांनी 'रामचंद्र' Image
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1 - History is different from farce: Dr Mubarak beta.dawn.com/news/310892/hi…

Ms @AfshanMasab explains , why & how ( Produced by @NativeMediaPk & Mr @kashifbaloch )

#History #TwoNationTheory #Partition #Islam #India #Pakistan
2 - Consciousness of Muslim Identity in South Asia Before 1947 irenees.net/bdf_fiche-anal… by Dr Mubarak Ali

Ms @AfshanMasab explains ( Produced by @NativeMediaPk & Mr @kashifbaloch )

#History #TwoNationTheory #Partition #Islam #India #Pakistan
3 - Different strokes dawn.com/news/1121347 Our flawed education system is deeply rooted in the history of the subcontinent ( Dr Mubarak Ali ) Ms @AfshanMasab explains ( Produced by @NativeMediaPk Mr @kashifbaloch )
#History #TwoNationTheory #Partition #Islam #India #Pakistan
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ستمبر 1948 میں ہندوستان کی سب سے امیر ریاست حیدر آباد دکن پر فوج کشی کر کے قبضہ کیا گیا تھا۔ تقسیم ہند کے وقت اس پر انڈیا نے کیسے قبضہ کیا اور اس کے ہندوستانی سیاست پر کیا اثرات مرتب ہوئے، اس پر سنیے تاریخ دان یعقوب بنگش کی گفتگو۔ 1/3 @BangashYK
#hyderabad1948 #Partition #Sujag
ستمبر 1948 میں ہندوستان کی سب سے امیر ریاست حیدر آباد دکن پر فوج کشی کر کے قبضہ کیا گیا تھا۔ تقسیم ہند کے وقت اس پر انڈیا نے کیسے قبضہ کیا اور اس کے ہندوستانی سیاست پر کیا اثرات مرتب ہوئے، اس پر سنیے تاریخ دان یعقوب بنگش کی گفتگو۔ 2/3 @BangashYK
#hyderabad1948 #Partition #Sujag
ستمبر 1948 میں ہندوستان کی سب سے امیر ریاست حیدر آباد دکن پر فوج کشی کر کے قبضہ کیا گیا تھا۔ تقسیم ہند کے وقت اس پر انڈیا نے کیسے قبضہ کیا اور اس کے ہندوستانی سیاست پر کیا اثرات مرتب ہوئے، اس پر سنیے تاریخ دان یعقوب بنگش کی گفتگو۔ 3/3 @BangashYK
#hyderabad1948 #Partition #Sujag
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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1-The #Muslim electorate massively voted for #Partition in 1945,

….drove most Hindus from West Pakistan in 1945

and the same more gradually in East Pakistan or Bangladesh,
2-….but kept #India as a joint account where Muslims were not only welcome but even enjoyed certain privileges

In the last and only de facto referendum, the last election before independence, 87% of the Muslim electorate voted against #India
3-and in favour of the Muslim League and its programme - the #Partition of India.

While the Hindus voted for a multicultural India,

…the Muslims voted against India and against multiculturalism.

That is a historical fact, and no amount of skullduggery can alter it.
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BJP's failure in winning 'intellectual' debate became most apparent in #CAA. Reason lies with party. I worked in this space 4 too long to kno how long term agendas are set. Why intellectualism is equated to #Left leaning among a section in #WestBangal & #India. 1/n
I have been consistent in saying that #CAA is a major correction to the historic neglect to human tragedies from sustained flight of #Hindu & other minority from #EastPakistan/#Bangladesh. It's unfinished job of #Partition. 2/n
#Secularism will be threatened only when #India wil institutionally discriminate between two sets of citizens, as it happened in #Pakistan & #Bangladesh not by virtue of giving citizenship 2 d discriminated/persecuted in this 2 countries born out of discriminatory principles. 3/n
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Day 18 of #ParliamentWinterSession

The #CitizenshipAmendmentBill listed for discussion, passage in #RajyaSabha today

But RS has had a stormy start of the day and is currently adjourned till 12pm due to protests by MPs- on states not being paid #GST compensation!

#SansadWatch
#RajyaSabha starts debate on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, TMC raises objection to discussion and wants it to be adjourned as intent of Bill is to provide protection to those fleeing from religious persecution, but same not mentioned in Bill at all.
But Chair states that he has perused the Bill and it is order and discussion starts

Amit Shah, Home Minister starts his speech on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

It was expected that minorities in Pakistan and India will be protected, but same didnt happen

#SansadWatch
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#LEAs defused an #IED planted in #Talap near #Iran border in #Balochistan . Image
#BLF released claiming killing 8 Pakistan Army soldiers in #Mashkay , #Balochistan.
#UBA released statement claiming attack on Army checkpost in #Kohlu and killing of 3 Soldiers.
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News from #Balochistan, rebels attacked Security forces in #Panjgur.
#BLF released statement claiming attack on Army in #Buleda area of #Kech district.

#BLF claims 4 Pakistani soldiers lost life.

As always #GHQ, #GHQ controlled media never reports it !
#BLF released statement claiming attack on Army convoy in #Awaran #Balochistan today .

The statement also claims 5 Pakistan soldiers lost life in the attack.

As always #GHQ or #GHQ media never reports it !
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1. Hi! I'm a doctoral candidate in English at EmoryU. I'm currently writing my thesis on the object-memory interactions in #Partition Literature of India. I'll be talking about how to use @humcommons to Teach. #HCTwitterConf19
@humcommons 2. Using DH to teach: My students maintained a blog where they wrote in multiple genres & worked on multimodal projects. See: shreejapatel.wordpress.com & #HCTwitterConf19
@humcommons 3. There was an excitement in class since there were no traditional research papers that most dreaded in this required course. They could experiment with their voice when writing for a more diverse audience. #HCTwitterConf19
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Tonight we will be hosting the UK’s inaugural #PartitionCommemoration event in Manchester. It has never been more relevant to educate people about the past than now. This graphic by @MendoncaPen captures the discussion we had in Parliament & the complexities of this subject (1/5)
#Partition was a defining moment not only in world history but British history. It has been called the holocaust for Indians, yet it is not acknowledged, spoken about or taught. We are hoping to change that with the campaign (2/5)
Tonight we launch the National Partition Commemoration Campaign. We have some fantastic speakers including @RahmanCllr @KailashChandOBE @willgupshup @ward_esme @786maq @Afzal4Gorton as well as young performers and Memories of Partition from @McrMuseum (3/5)
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I am currently reading this wonderful book by @Koenraad_Elst which gives amazing insight abt the defence of Godse and exposes the blunders commited by Gandhi (I refuse to use Mahatma), have decided that will be tweeting extracts from the same as I go along. #KnowYourLegacy
Untill now almost all the works published on Gandhi have been hagiographies with none really questioning Gandhi on some hard facts and hence this book comes as something fresh.. #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @indiantweeter @TrueIndology
This book also provides an opportunity for the next gen to learn abt the mistakes commited during the freedom struggle and more importantly also abt the fact that it was not a single person or party which helped us attain independence #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @TrueIndology
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