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Title Partition Branch Records Vol 2
Description Communal riots, loot, arson on a large scale followed the partition of Punjab and India's independence during 1947. The riots took place between the Hindus/Sikhs and Muslims in both West and East Punjab. These papers reveal the extent communal riots on day to day basis beginning with 5.10.1947 to 9.12.1947 in several parts of Punjab. These papers are based on the press notes of two governments. Besides these, this collection contains official letters written by several district level officials to the higher authorities regarding the abduction of helpless women and their recovery by the government officials. These records reveal the chaotic conditions, mass migration of people, and violence which accompanied these communal riots
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