International Migrants Day 2020: Biggest Forced Migration Since Partition

December 18, 2020

/ By / New Delhi

On International Migrants Day 2020, we take a look closer to home on the biggest migration in Indian history that was thrust upon the country by an inept and callous government.

Seventy-three years after millions of people were forced to move lock, stock and barrel during partition in 1947, April 2020 saw the beginning of the largest forced migration that India has ever seen.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a lockdown on the evening of March 24 and gave people less than 4 hours to sort their lives out, few had bargained for what was in store for them.