Lead: As the date for Indian independence drew closer the Muslim minority began to plan for a separate state.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the months following World War II, it became obvious that Britain would have to give up control of India. It was equally clear that it would have to be partitioned. Factional violence between Hindus and Muslims was growing particularly as the possibility of the British departure became ever more real. In the 1946, the representative of London known as the viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten conceived the plan of division. The largest section of the sub-continent was to be the nation of India. Pakistan, divided into East and West regions on either side of India would be an Islamic state.