Vintage Kashmir

Jammu Muslim refugees in Peshawar. October 1947

Over two lakh Muslims from Jammu region’s south eastern plains fled to Pakistan during 1947 communal riots. This was also the time when Hindus and Sikhs from the Pakistani dominated areas of western parts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Kotli and Mirpur, escaped to Jammu. The current strength of Jammu’s Muslims refugees in different parts of Pakistan is believed to be around 1.2 million | TheDispatch


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