Reflecting on the five million refugees of Iraq , only one among other occupied regions of the world , living in desperate circumstances in neighbouring countries , including those internally displaced within Iraq , it is prima facie clear that the sectarian and religious strife deliberately unleashed by the Occupation , through covert murderous militias was to divide the ' Resistance ' . Bomb blasts were deliberately planted in civilian areas by agent provocateurs , owing their loyalty to the occupation , to terrorize the civilian population , to foster a deliberate sectarian divide, in the hope that these will simmer for generations. The present displacement by war and occupation of civilian populations in so many countries , historically recalls the displacement of millions by internal strife and drawing of artificial boundaries by colonial or proxy governments to restructure regions for better control for seizure of resources and markets. The blood soaked saga which accompanied the partition by the British government of the Indian Subcontinent into two countries , India and Pakistan , was an example of one such vendetta by the colonial government as a reaction to the 'Quit India movement , with 12 million people turned overnight into refugees , crossing arbitrarily drawn boundaries in millions, in the West and East. The figures of the dead during this partition which was the restructuring of South Asia , vary between 200,000 estimated by the British government and 2 million estimated by the government of India . 
Analyzing the pattern in Iraq and historically even in Ireland , it is conclusively established that sectarian strife and religious , ethnic or racial killings are methods used to fracture the unity of society to resist and to assist the internal tyranny of governments , usurping budgetary and other resources for an oligarchy . Social strife interse between people and citizens on the basis of the religious , ethnic or other divide , is always deliberately fostered as a divisive agenda to create conditions enabling better authoritarian control of societies even in countries not under foreign occupation, as is being seen in those countries using Islamophobhia or a Maoist threat .
In a poignantly written book , titled ' The Other Side of Silence ' , relevant for our historical and contemporary understanding , Urvashi Butalia , has painstakingly recorded in first person accounts , the poignant voices of those who lived through the brutalities deliberately inflicted on the people and on some of the pre-eminent leaders of the freedom struggle of the Indian Subcontinent during and in the immediate aftermath of the Partition of India, by the colonial government, on the eve of its handing over of power . The book is an authentic oral history of that period .One such oral account gives us a vivid insight into the satanic nature of the planned vendetta ,in the following words :