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Kolkata: Women participate in a boat race on the occasion of Independence Day in Shibnibas village in the Nadia district of West Bengal on August 18, 2017. The region was earlier declared to be the part of Pakistan by British lawyer Cyril John Radcliffe, known for his role in India's partition. Later the region was announced to be the part of India by the All India Radio on the eve of Aug 17. Since then the region observes its Independence Day on Aug 18.