Just read a post on Indian Friend Finder Site - QUICK HISTORY OF INDIA by Leather and there she has written that the partition of India at the time of independence was due to the enmity between the Hindu and the Muslims, but is that true? Not as per my knowledge and opinion.
Before the Britishers came to the then geographical landscape, there was no enmity between the two sects and there was not much differences. Though due to the hardliners and the rulers hindu community did face some problems but still the point was not that grave that the partition would have been required.
But the Partition of India is the result of the "Divide and Rule" policy adopted by the Britishers after the 1857 mutiny, when they found that the masses of India accepted the then Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah 'Jafar' as the Emperor of India and with this they went in for claiming the Independence. For this sole reason, after the failure of that attempt, Bahadur Shah 'Jafar' was shifted to a prison outside the country where he spent last days of his life.
Most of the Inter religion clashes between the hindu and muslim community started only in late 1800 century or the early 1900s. The Divide and Rule Policy of Britishers only delayed the independence of India. If only INC under Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi would have supported the INA headed by Subhash Chandra Bose, India might have probably attained Independence well in 1942. But the same didn't happen.
Moreover the requirement of Partition was further strengthened by the ego clash between Mohd. Ali Jinnah and Jawaharlal Nehru, where Jawaharlal Nehru was adamant on heading the Govt. at the time of Independence, as he was already at that level in INC. On the contrary Mohd. Ali Jinnah was opposing his candidature and had Agreed that the same could be bestowed with Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. But Nehru never agreed and there Jinnah Demanded for creation of Pakistan.
These are the hidden truths of Indian History that uncover only when we dwell in the history, and to get the truth out.
(Please try to identify the Creation of Muslim League by Jinnah to get to the roots of differences between Jinnah and Nehru.)