29 October, 2020

Jallianwala Bagh Most Associated With Partition

Youth Poll findings reveal startling ignorance: Mountbatten, not Jinnah, is the man most responsible for partition; Kashmir was thought of as the state most affected by Partition; Just 40 per cent knew partition took place under Mountbatten's supervi

Jallianwala Bagh Most Associated With Partition
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Conducted over six urban centres, the Outlook MODE poll on Partition awareness shows up rather high levels of ignorance among a selected 1,200-strong cross-section from the 18 to 25 age group. Respondents were given eight questions. the most off-the-mark answers came to the question on the places the respondents thought were associated with Partition violence. 52 per cent, for instance, ticked Jallianwala Bagh, 17 per cent Chauri Chaura and 12 per cent Dandi. The right answer, of course, is Noakhali.

Only 40 per cent respondents got the answer-Lord Mountbatten-right to the above question. A sizeable 13 per cent picked Lord Curzon as the man who saw colonial India through its last days; 11 per cent thought it was Lord Cornwallis. Significantly, just 24 per cent of the respondents in Calcutta ticked Lord Mountbatten.

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