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5 May, 22 tweets, 6 min read
Calcutta police use tear gas bombs during an attempt to set fire to a Hindu temple in riots - 24 Aug, 1946
British tank in the street after bloody rioting in Calcutta between Hindus and Muslims, 1946
Pillaged stores of Hindus post destruction caused by riots in predominately Muslim area on Wellesly St, Calcutta, 1946
Men covering faces due to stench from decaying corpses lying in street after bloody rioting between Hindus & Muslims, Calcutta, 1946
Men adding wood & straw to funeral pyres in preparation for cremation of many corpses - Calcutta 1946
Men unloading corpses from truck in preparation for cremation after bloody rioting - Calcutta, 1946
16 Aug 1946: Muslim League rally at Ochterlony Monument.
100,000 plus attendance.
Bloody rioting would soon follow
1946: A charred corpse lies unnoticed and unattended on a street in Calcutta in the aftermath of the call for 'Direct Action'
Calcutta, 1946: Killed even as they went about their daily lives - thanks to the call for 'Direct Action' by Jinnah
1946: Jinnah's call for Direct Action
Poor innocent fellow. Had NO fcuking clue his message for peace would fail
Calcutta 1946: Corpses littering the streets told a different story about the kind of 'Direct Action' that followed Jinnah's call
Calcutta, 1946: Vultures feeding on corpses lying abandoned in an alleyway in the aftermath of Jinnah's call for Direct Action
Calcutta, 1946: The dead lay littered everywhere, thanks to the Direct Action Day called by Jinnah
Calcutta 1946: Vultures had quite a feast on human flesh .. I feel they counted the 'Direct Action Day' as a blessing
Corpses lying among pieces of wood in preparation for cremation after bloody rioting
Corpses in a cart prior to being cremated - Calcutta, 1946
#Pakistan was but a few months away
The human tragedy was huge, but then, there was a partition to be effected, right?
Vultures of the winged variety weren't the only ones that had a feast in the aftermath of the Direct Action Day of Jinnah. There were many two-legged vultures as well that feasted.
Even the final journeys of the dead could hardly be called 'respectable'
It was a massacre that Jinnah had ordered.
Direct Action Day, Calcutta, 1946 - Vultures Galore
I'll close this thread now.
Apologies in case anyone got offended by the graphic images of the riots.

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