Bring out two major differences between the challenge of nation building for eastern and western regions of the country at the time of Independence.

The two major differences between eastern (Bengal) and Western (Punjab) regions can be summed up as follows:

1. These regions were the Muslim majority provinces to be joined. Hence, it was decided that new country Pakistan will comprise two territories i.e. West and East Pakistan.

2. Secondly, there was a problem of minorities on both sides of border (East and West). Lakhs of Hindus and Sikhs in areas of Pakistan and Muslims on the Indian side