Liaquat–Nehru Pact

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Liaquat–Nehru Pact
Agreement Between The Government of India and Pakistan Regarding Security an Rights of Minorities
Type Mutual understanding of protecting rights
Context Partition of India[1]
Drafted April 2, 1950
Signed April 8, 1950; 67 years ago (1950-04-08)
Location New Delhi, India
Condition Ratifications of Both Parties
Expiration April 8, 1956 (1956-04-08)
Mediators Human rights ministries of India and Pakistan
Negotiators Foreign ministries of India and Pakistan
Signatories Jawahar Lal Nehru
(Prime Minister of India)
Liaquat Ali Khan
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Parties  India
Ratifiers Parliament of India
Parliament of Pakistan
Depositaries Governments of India and Pakistan

The Liaquat–Nehru Pact or Delhi Pact was a bilateral treaty was between the two South-Asian states, India and Pakistan, whereby refugees were allowed to return unmolested to dispose of their property, abducted women and looted property were to be returned, forced conversions were unrecognized, and minority rights were confirmed. The treaty was signed in New Delhi by the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and the Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan on April 8, 1950. The treaty was the outcome of six days of talks sought to guarantee the rights of minorities in both countries after the Partition of India and to avert another war between them.

Minority commissions were set up in both countries. More than one million refugees migrated from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to West Bengal in India.

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  1. ^ Bipan C, Mridula M, Aditya M. India Since Independence. ISBN 8184750536. 

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