Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The So Called Hyderabad Police Action of 1948

The Hyderabad state in South India was merged with India in the so called  1948 Hyderabad police action.

Even this piece of information is precious nugget for you do not read about it in Indian text books.

Now the truth about this is out.

According to BBC it was in reality a military action in which hapless people of minority were left at exposed to the marauding majority gangs. Military even persuaded the majority to commit atrocities and did so itself too.

The prime minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, worried about his image, set up  the Pandit Sunderlal committee to investigate the reports of violence against minorities. Its report was never published.

Now is now open for viewing at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi.

Historian Sunil Purushotham from the University of Cambridge reports that Sunderlal committee estimated the deaths upto forty thousand.

And that will merely be the official casualty figure.