KBC 2021: Which of these princely states initially acceded to Pakistan but eventually came back to India after a referendum?
Jammu and Kashmir
Junagadh was a British Raj princely state located in what is now Gujarat, outside however under British India's suzerainty.
On August 15, 1947, Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III, the Nawab of Junagadh, a Muslim whose ancestors had governed Junagadh and minor kingdoms for almost two centuries, acceded to the Dominion of Pakistan. Vallabhbhai Patel offered Pakistan time to rescind its acceptance of the accession and organise a referendum in Junagadh when the Nawab fled the state.
In December, a vote was held in which over 99.95 percent of the population selected India over Pakistan.
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