In case of agricultural property located in western Punjab, Sikhs & Hindus were losers, Muslim mohajirs beneficiaries.
Of total land allotted for new colonies, 80 per cent went to Muslims, mostly from Multan, Lahore & Amritsar Districts.
It is worth exploring how the partition contributed to the sowing seeds of discontent among various groups in Punjab
Punjab suffered total ethnic cleansing in the wake of the bloodiest riots that took place at the time of partition.
Askari’s case shows how the newly-created state adhered to ‘national’ narrative on Partition, riots, ethnic cleansing.
The only practical course left is to know truth, so that community could move on in an informed way to reconciliation.
Sindh did not undergo“retributive genocide” & consequent total ethnic cleansing that partitioned Punjab suffered.
Once a girl child turns an adult, her haya grows up into family’s izzat, to be protected by its counterpart, ghairat.
The first thing a person trying to answer of who they are, is supposed to come up with the name of his caste or tribe.
Not only are villages spatially divided to impose social segregation on groups, cities force them to live in ghettos.