Partition Debate

  • Event Start: 1st March 2018, 8:30pm
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This House Regrets the Partition of India

Over 70 years ago, the world witnessed one of the largest forced migrations in history, with the movement of 14 million people across a divided and soul-searching nation.  Do we regret the Partition for the onslaught of religious violence and vast loss of life, or has the Partition given hope and opportunity for an independent future?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Prof Rajmohan Gandhi : A biographer and academic at the University of Illinois, he is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Palaniappan Chidambaram MP  : Indian Congress Party politician, who previously served as Minister of Finance and Minister of Home Affairs

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Salman Khurshid : Former Minister for External Affairs of India, and former President of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee
  • Prof Mridula Mukherjee :

Prior to this debate, Officer Hustings will be held at 7.45pm ahead of the Union's Elections tomorrow

With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for this debate:

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