The World: Hindu and Moslem: The Gospel of Hate

AS Britain prepared to strike its colors in New Delhi, Mohandas Gandhi, India's great apostle of nonviolence, appealed to his followers to "go out among your districts and spread the message of the Hindu-Moslem unity." But when independence came in 1947, it was the gospel of hate that swept the two new nations on the vast Indian subcontinent.

Overnight, families that had lived as friendly neighbors for decades in British India became mindless enemies in Hindu India and Moslem Pakistan. Within nine months after partition, some 16 million refugees had fled crazed mobs in...

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