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The atmosphere of the country during the last days before Independence was quite happening and full of changes.
- On August 13, Muslim women started boarding trains at New Delhi in India to join the newly independent Pakistan
- Just two days before Independence, India had decided on establishing friendly relations with the Soviet Union
- Tripura was under the princely rule for a long time. On August 13, 1947, Tripura’s queen, Maharani Kanchanprava Devi also signed a consent paper for the Merger Agreement to join the Indian Union
- Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania, who was the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, was made India’s first Chief Justice on this day
- Hamidullah Khan, the Nawab of Bhopal, had demanded to remain independent, or form a union of their own
- The Nizam of Hyderabad issued a declaration announcing that on the transfer of power, his state would be resuming independence
- There was happiness among the Muslims since, the next day, August 14, had been declared as the Independence Day of Pakistan.
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