|INDIAN INDEPENDENCE ACT 1947 - SECTION II
Territories of the New Dominions
1. Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4) of this section,
the territories of India shall be the territories under the sovereignty
of His Majesty which, immediately before the appointed day, were included
in British India except the territories which under sub-section (2) of
this section are to be the territories of Pakistan.
2. Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4) of this section
the territories of Pakistan shall be (a) the territories which on the appointed
day, are included in the Provinces of East Bengal and West Punjab as constituted
under the two following sections; (b) the territories which, at the date
of the passing of this Act, are included in the Province of Sind and the
Chief Commissioner's Province of British Baluchistan; and (c) if, whether
before or after the passing of this Act but before the appointed day, the
Governor General declares that the majority of the valid votes cast in
the referendum which, at the date of the passing of this Act, is being
or has recently been held in that behalf under his authority in the North-West
Frontier Province are in favour of representatives of that Province taking
part in the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, the territories which, at
the date of the passing of this Act, are included in that Province.
3. Nothing in this section shall prevent any area being at any time
included in or excluded from either of the new Dominions, so, however,
that--(a) no area, not forming, part of the territories specified in sub-section
(1) or, as the case may be, sub-section (2), of this section shall be included
in either Dominion without the consent of that Dominion; and (b) no area
which forms part of the territories specified in the said sub-section (1)
or, as the case may be, the said sub-section. (2), or which has after the
appointed day been included in either Dominion, shall be excluded from
that Dominion without the consent of that Dominion.
4. Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section
(3) of this section, nothing in this section, shall be construed as prevention,
the accession of Indian States to either of the now Dominions.