After the war there were elections in England. The new Prime Minister of England Mr. Atlee realized that they could not rule India any more and the time has come to handover power to the people of the country. The leaders were released from the prison and talks were held with the Congress leaders and the Muslim League leaders led by Mohammad All Jinnah. The Muslim League wanted a separate country for the Muslims. Mahatma Gandhi was not in favor of partition of the country. He was in the favor of United India. He tried to persuade the Muslim League leaders, but they remained firm on their demand for Pakistan. There were Hindu-Muslim riots. Many innocent people were killed. The new Governor General of India Lord Mountbatten played a helpful role. At last on 14th August, 1947, India was divided into two independent countries India and Pakistan.
India became Independent on 15th August 1947 and the power was transferred to Indian hands. PI. Jawahor Lal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of free India. He hosted the Indian National flag — the Tri-color, and addressed the nation from the Red Fort.
India is now a free country. This freedom has been won after a long struggle and many sacrifices. We should try to protect our freedom at all costs. We should not do anything to make India weak. We should make India strong and great.