Civil strife in Punjab,India. Civilians loaded on trucks move and evacuate town. People move with their belongings loaded on bullock carts. Burning and damaged buildings. Burnt vehicles. Man carries a woman on his shoulders. Other man carries bed. Refugees evacuate town. Soldiers advance and fire artillery on field. Wounded people are carried on litters and moved to hospitals. Men board train.
Name plate on the gate of Mohammad Ali Jinnah's house in India. (Jinnah is leader of the Muslim League.) Sir Sikander Hyat Khan leaves Mr Jinnah's house along with other men. ( Khan is Prime Minister of Punjab and strong supporter of the war against Nazi Germany.) Reporters ask him questions. Car leaves Jinnah's house. Car goes through main entrance to the house. (Note: Notwithstanding the war, the political climate in India is dominated by the Pakistan movement, at this time.)
Shia Muslims in India. A religious ceremony in the form of a mourning procession to mark the anniversary of the death of Ali, Mohammed's son in law. People in the streets during the procession. Animals decorated with finery. Men and boys strike their chests with their fists as part of the mourning ritual. In separate sequence, The Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, Punjab, British India, are shown.
Slate notes Mohammed's respect for ideas of Christians and Jews. Jews are seen reading from the torah. View of Dome of the Rock,Mosque, Temple Mount, Jerusalem. Other mosques: the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), seen from the Divan-e Khas, in the Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila), Punjab, British India; and the courtyard of the Grand Mosque of Kairouan, in Tunis, Tunisia . Slate states that Islamic decoration is confined to Arabic script and geometric or floral designs. Architecture of a mosque shows columns, pillars and arches at the side of a courtyard. As previously noted, the columns and the roof of the mosque are decorated only with Arabic script, floral and geometric designs. A decorative grill in a mosque.
The flag raising ceremony in the Dominion of India after the partition of India. Officials arrive to attend the national flag raising ceremony. The flag is raised by an Indian official. Officials unfurl the national flag of India. Men salute the flag. A crowd surrounds the flag fluttering from a pole. An Indian official delivers an address.
Lord Mountbatten declares India as a free country in Karachi and New Delhi. Crowd gathers at the India Gate to celebrate the freedom. Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten in jeep. Celebration in the cities. Mohammad Ali Jinnah addresses people. New flag of Pakistan flies on the flag pole. Officers and Mohammad Ali Jinnah salute. People walk on the street of free India. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses people. Indian flag on the flag pole.