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"The Forgotten Massacre in Hyderabad"

#SardarVallabhbhaiPatel, the then home minister, was the mastermind of Operation Polo in 1948 in which 200,000 Muslims of Hyderabad were massacred. He used an Armoured Division along with the Air Force in the operation.

Professor Wilfred Cantwell Smith, a critic of Jinnah's politics, wrote a seminal article in the periodical The Middle East Journal in 1950 (Volume 4) titled Hyderabad: A Muslim Tragedy.

"Off the battlefield, however, the Muslim community fell before a massive and brutal blow,..
the devastation of which left those who did survive reeling in bewildered fear. Thousands upon thousands were slaughtered; many hundreds of thousands uprooted . The instrument of their disaster was, of course, vengeance. Particularly in the Marathwara section of the state,....
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Here is a conversation between #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel and #Chakma leader Sneha Kumar Chakma regarding inclusion of #ChittagongHillTracts under India in 1947.
Brfore partition, July 1947

Sneha Kumar Chakma-
"I am flying back to CHT to declare it INDIA AND RESIST if it happens otherwise! Will you stand behind me, Sir?"

"Certainly, I will be with you, behind CHT! Go back, hurry back"!
After awarding CHT to Pakistan.

SKC- "We are resisting. I am sent to you for arms & ammunition".

Sardar- "Only arms & ammunition"?

SKC- "Yes. Only arms & ammunition. People of CHT are ready to fight out their own field. They can adopt to all weapons necessary at present."
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🇮🇳wouldn’t have suffered at the hands of @INCIndia for 70yrs had
#SardarVallabhbhaiPatel become our 1st PM!
1946,only 1 of the 16 PCC Presidents voted for #Nehru ,15 for #SardarPatel
#Gandhi used his veto power in favour of #Nehru because he’d threatened to split the Congress!
#Gandhi had a soft corner for #Nehru since the beginning
he had preferred Nehru over #SardarPatel twice for the post of Congress president, in 1929 & 1937.
Nehru made it clear that he’d not play 2nd fiddle to anybody
Gandhi feared that he’d revolt if denied PM’s post!
High Command’s Forced Decision making, Democracy @INCIndia ?
Follies of #Nehru on Kashmir,China proved-
showing utter disregard to overwhelming support from majority of PCCs for #SardarVallabhBhaiPatel
#Gandhi made a blunder by imposing Nehru on Nation weary of Colonial burden!
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More than 90 social activists detained & 50 under house arrest across the state of Gujarat. Entire State Govt-the executive, administration, state police, reserve police force, home guards from across the state at Kevadia Colony #StatueOfUnity
Tribals and local businesses observe ‘Bandh’ in protest of Modi in Narmada district, Gujarat for land grabbing and no rehabilitation.
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