Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Radcliff's Award: An Ethical Imbalancement

Author(s): Muhammad Rashid, Mohamed Ali bin Haniffa, Nor Azlah Sham BT Rambely

Since the establishment of the first Muslim empire in India in 1206, the people of India were living together across the country without any social and religious discrimination and this episode of unity continued till the birth of Pakistan. Appointing Admiral Lord Mountbatten as Viceroy of India by the British Government to handle the matter of partition and on the other hand, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, the chairman of both the boundary commissions left no stone unturned to damage the Muslims of Sub-Continent. By giving many Muslim majority areas to India on the basis of other factors and finally giving Gurdaspur to India where Muslim’s constituted 52.16% was the last nail in the coffin of newly born state as bliss to create a linkage between Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Kashmir which is a worst example of injustice of the Radcliffe award. Using the analytical method the prime concentration of this exploration was to plug this missing segment, which would expand the learning of partition process