Britain after WW2 was on its knees and Attlee was more concerned with re-building Britain whilst being committed to granting Indian independence asap. Pressure from Indian nationalists on one side along with Jinnah on the other brought this forward before the details were properly worked out - lines were drawn on maps late into the night with bottles of whisky used for inspiration.
The partition of Bengal was relatively smooth, everyone shared a common language, culture and traditions for example and the Hindu's and Muslims got along relatively well. The creation of West Pakistan and the partition of the Punjab led to one of the worst genocides of the 20th century.
Was it ever going to work? No, Bengali's had nothing in common with West Pakistan apart from religion - the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 proved that point.
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