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India's Survivors of Partition Begin to Break Long Silence
Posted by: Anonymous User (IP Logged)
Date: March 12, 2008 04:01PM

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India's Survivors of Partition Begin to Break Long Silence

NEW DELHI -- Every year in March, Bir Bahadur Singh goes to the local Sikh shrine and narrates the grim events of the long night six decades ago when 26 women in his family offered their necks to the sword for the sake of honor.

At the time, sectarian riots were raging over the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, and the men of Singh's family decided it was better to kill the women than have them fall into the hands of Muslim mobs.


"None of the women protested, nobody wept," Singh, 78, recalled as he stroked his long, flowing white beard, his voice slipping into a whisper. "All I could hear was the sound of prayer and the swing of the sword going down on their necks. My story can fill a book."

 



Re: India's Survivors of Partition Begin to Break Long Silence
Posted by: oothpathang (IP Logged)
Date: March 14, 2008 07:23AM

The individual stories of the survivers is very important for future generation. We should ask and write down as many stories from our elder generation before they die about the parition. Every family in north india was effected by 47. Atleast we should write down what happened to our own family during the parition.

 



Re: India's Survivors of Partition Begin to Break Long Silence
Posted by: sidhu.hcl (IP Logged)
Date: March 15, 2008 02:15PM

Those who have faced the partition can only tell the GRIM face OF PEOPLE they seen during tht time

 





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