Following actual independence in 1947, the Constitution of India came into effect on and from 26 January 1950; since then 26 January is celebrated as Republic Day. The National Flag of India hoisted at the Red Fort in Delhi; hoisted flags are a common sight on Independence Day. Harsha's Dynasty, c. 606 CE– c. 647 CE. During the 1930s, the reform was gradually legislated by the British; Congress won victories in the resulting elections. . On 14 August 1947, the Independence Day of Pakistan, the new Dominion of Pakistan came into being; Muhammad Ali Jinnah was sworn in as its first Governor General in Karachi. Millions of Muslim, Sikh and Hindu refugees trekked the newly drawn borders in the months surrounding independence. . In 20 February 1947, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced that the British government would grant full self-governance to British India by June 1948 at the latest. . Boycotting of the celebration has also been advocated by insurgent Maoist rebel organisations. . The celebration was marked by meetings where the attendants took the "pledge of independence". . and additional police forces are deployed in other cities. . and 15 August was declared as Independence Day. . The next decade was beset with political turmoil: Indian participation in World War II, the Congress' final push for non-cooperation, and an upsurge of Muslim nationalism led by the All-India Muslim League. The escalating political tension was capped by Independence in 1947. The jubilation was tempered by the bloody partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan. . The Indian diaspora celebrates Independence Day around the world with parades and pageants, particularly in regions with higher concentrations of Indian immigrants. . In some locations, such as New York and other US cities, 15 August has become "India Day" among the diaspora and the local populace. Pageants celebrate "India Day" either on 15 August or an adjoining weekend day. . They are also played alongside flag hoisting ceremonies. . This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 22 April 2019. the successor governments would be given dominion status and would have an implicit right to secede from the British Commonwealth. The Indian Independence Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo 6 c. 30) of the Parliament of the United Kingdom partitioned British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan (including what is now Bangladesh ) with effect from 15 August 1947, and granted complete legislative authority upon the respective constituent assemblies of the new countries. . The Constituent Assembly of India met for its fifth session at 11 pm on 14 August in the Constitution Hall in New Delhi. . 2nd Chalukya Dynasty, c. 973– c. 1187 CE. While the entire nation was celebrating the Independence Day, Gandhi stayed in Calcutta in an attempt to stem the carnage. . Satavahana Dynasty, c. 30 BCE– c. 220 CE.