1 Heartbreaking story of Partition migration
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Ali Asghar, in 1932, at the age of 15, family heard news communal riots near they village, Kaduwela, Karpurthala. They decide to move.
oh no! The army!
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Entire families picked up and move, leaving where they and their ancestors grew up They took nothing of special value from their village with them.
They get to the new village and see left overs of a massacre. They lived in Fattu Dhinga for 12 days with people, without warning, marching through, armed with swords, blades, and axes. Ali’s family managed to keep safe.
Eventually, local policemen came through to arrange a safe escort for the refugees from the village. Their caravan was confronted by a mob as soon as they stepped out but luckily, another caravan escorted by the army also came at the same time.
Why walking with the caravan, Ali was separated from his family along with his brother-in-law at a near bridge. The group was split in two groups depending on what route they wanted to take going to different locations then originally planned. When they reached Sheikhupura, their groups destination, all the buildings were burned down. Him, his sister, and brother-in-law ended up living in Dera Nawaz Khan for 3 months.
One day, his dad finally reached them after looking for so long and they all headed to Faisalabad, where the rest of his family was. Eventually, they were allotted land and started to cultivate it. The End
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