The Partition of India would go down in history as a violent separation marred with bloodshed and inexplicable violence; the chance to rewrite history in this committee should not be taken lightly.
The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 into two independent states, Pakistan and India. Throughout it’s coming to fruition, the partition displaced ten to twelve million people due to religious reasons, and brought about an overwhelming refugee crisis, and massive waves of ethnic violence. As BosMUN’s only JCC, both sides of this conflict will be represented in committees throughout the weekend, working together in an attempt to soothe the tensions of one of the violent partitions in history. Delegates in the India Committee will attempt to resolve topics such as the disputes over strategic territories such as Kashmir and Jammu, as well as address the issue of dealing with reparations and restoration in areas destroyed by the fighting.
Disputed territories, such as Kashmir, are guaranteed to play a large role in this committee, as both sides will be discussing who gains of control over the regions of Kashmir, Hyderabad, and Jammu. As delegates begin their preparation, it’s important to learn history from both points of view. This committee will flourish if delegates ensure that they can understand how the other half of the committee feels about the major issues placed before both sides, and despite the severe differences and disputes between the two countries, interaction and cooperation will be tantamount to the success of this JCC.