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Thursday, August 16, 2007

The price of our freedom - 2

Direct Action Day: Calcutta, Aug.16, 1946.


TRAIN TO PAKISTAN; India 1947. Trains packed with refugees - Hindus and Sikhs headed for India, and Muslims headed for Pakistan - were convenient targets for gangs of killers on both sides of the border. Inadequately protected 'Refugee Specials' were typically stopped, and the occupants butchered, several times in the course of the journey.


The dead - Punjab, 1947

1 comment:

shikha said...

a chill runs down my spine when i think abt t things that must hav happened during partition...i can just hope tat such terrible brutality never ever happens again..