India, 75 years of independence: celebrations in New Delhi. PHOTO
On August 15, 1947, the country freed itself from British colonial rule, only to become a republic three years later. But the separation from Pakistan and the resulting conflict resulted in 15 million displaced people and around 2 million deaths. Today the tension is turned on China, which has decided to support Islamabad in the international arena regarding the disputed region of Kashmir
75 years have passed since that August 15, 1947 in which India gained independence from British colonial rule. An independence that was also separation, with the creation of two independent governments: the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan. Three years later, on January 26, 1950, India became a republic and a new constitution entered into force
The whole country today celebrates the 75th anniversary of independence, and in the capital New Delhi to lead the celebrations was Prime Minister Narendra Modi (in the picture). Speaking to the country, Modi reiterated how all traces of colonialism must be removed and expressed the hope that India will become a developed nation in the next 25 years.
The struggle for India’s independence is largely identified with one of the most significant figures of recent decades, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as the Mahatma, the Great Soul