It is estimated up to a million people were killed during the Partition, with the Punjab suffering the highest death toll - Imperial War Museum, London

Only 1,500 known survivors from a community of 120,000 Sikhs



Time Magazine, 15th September, 1947

Near Rohri in Pakistan several hundred Moslems stopped a train, hauled out 13 Sikhs, clubbed them to death with hockey sticks. An Indian Army courier told how, in the remote Shakirgarh district of Pakistan, a small Hindu military force had found only 1,500 known survivors from a community of 120,000 Sikhs. He estimated that over 100,000 had been butchered, caught between a howling Moslem mob and the flooded Ravi river.

Suggested Reading


- Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab - 1947, Gurbachan Singh Talib (SGPC, 1947) Read the Complete Book Online
- Stern Reckoning, Gopal Das Khosla (Oxford India Paperbacks, 1949)
- Now it can be told, A.N. Bali (The Akashvani Prakashan Ltd., 1949) Download Complete Book (PDF)