A PARTITION event was held at Bradford Peace Museum on Tuesday, 70 years on from the division of British India.

Organised by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Grand Trunk Project aims to bring people of all faiths from South Asia together.

There was a panel discussion focused on the importance of raising awareness of the history of the partition, alongside the museum’s partition exhibition.

Sajid Javid, minister for communities, said: “Partition and its aftermath is part of who we are, whether we call ourselves Muslim, Sikh or Hindu, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Indian.

“I hope this event will encourage the people of Bradford, regardless of background and faith, to reflect on the divisions that ripped us apart in the past, thereby bringing us closer together in the future.”