Direct Action campaign of Muslim League
The Muslim League fixed up the 16th August 1946 as the day of “Direct Action“.
Jinnah asked the Muslims to show their determination for forming a separate state called Pakistan through processions and meetings.
As the procession started in the streets of Calcutta, violence occurred.
It immediately turned into a communal riot.
The people of both the communities started killing each other.
The communal riots did not remain confined to Bengal only.
Bihar, Lahore and Rawalpindi soon fell victim to those communal riots.