Liaquat–Nehru Pact

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Liaquat–Nehru Pact
Agreement Between The Government of India and Pakistan Regarding Security and Rights of Minorities
TypeMutual understanding of protecting rights
ContextPartition of India[1]
Drafted2 April 1950
Signed8 April 1950; 68 years ago (1950-04-08)
LocationNew Delhi, India
ConditionRatifications of Both Parties
Expiration8 April 1956 (1956-04-08)
MediatorsHuman rights ministries of India and Pakistan
NegotiatorsForeign ministries of India and Pakistan
SignatoriesJawahar Lal Nehru
(Prime Minister of India)
Liaquat Ali Khan
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Parties India
 Pakistan
RatifiersParliament of India
Parliament of Pakistan
DepositariesGovernments of India and Pakistan
Languages

The Liaquat–Nehru Pact or Delhi Pact was a bilateral treaty between the two South-Asian states, India and Pakistan, whereby refugees were allowed to return unmolested to dispose off 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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