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There was also a section of Hindus which vehemently opposed partition because it would result in loss of territory. These anti-partitionists were in favour of bludgeoning the Muslims into submission.
A couple from Maharashtra began a fast in Delhi and said they would not break their fast until the idea of Pakistan was given up. Gandhiji referring to their fast at a prayer meeting, asked: "Are you fasting against Pakistan out of love or hatred for Muslims? If you hate Muslims your fast is not right. If you love Muslims, you should go and teach other Hindus to love them." The couple gave up their fast.
Mountbatten set 15 August 1947 as the deadline for the transfer of power. This announcement failed to restore peace between the communities. On the contrary the situation worsened and communal riots broke out on a large scale.
Gandhiji had conceded the demand for partition though he was personally against it. Now fearing a bloodbath he set out to douse the flames of communal passion. On 9 August 1947 he rushed to Calcutta to try to restore peace to the riot-torn city. His mere presence had a calming effect on the people. On Id day he greeted the people who had come to listen to him with 'Id Mubarak'. The crowd responded enthusiastically, and Hindus and Muslims embraced each other.
Gandhiji later went on a fast to persuade people to give up hatred and he made such an impact on the people that communal violence ceased not only in Calcutta but in the whole of Bengal.
The sovereign state of Pakistan came into being on 14 August 1947. That same evening, members of the Indian Constituent Assembly gathered in Delhi to wait for zero hour. As the clock struck twelve, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, rose to speak to the nation:
"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes which comes but rarely in history when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity."

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