Great Calcutta Killing

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The Great Calcutta Killing or the Day of Direct Action (Muslim title) was a large-scale riot which took place in mid-August, 1946 between Hindus and Muslims in India.[1] The result of a proposal to partition the country into separate Muslim/Hindu states in the wake of the departure of British rule in India, the riot resulted in the deaths of 5,000-10,000 people.[2]

See also


  1. The Great Calcutta Killing, Sir Francis Tuker