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Appendix - Atrocities 401 to 592

Place of
Date of
Who the
Details of atrocities
assailants  were
401 Dalianwali Gujranwala 26-8-47 do Hindus and Sikhs turned out 
completely destitute.
402 Chak No. 27 Multan 25-8-47 Muslim 
Hindus and Sikhs of this place 
forced to quit. The refugee train 
in which they travelled was 
stopped near Chhanga Manga 
and many shot dead by Police 
and Military. Several Hindus 
and Sikhs thrown out of 
running train.
403 Chak 127 (Teh. 
do 24/25-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
By this date this entire Ilaqa had 
been over run by Muslim mobs 
and military and Hindus and Sikhs 
either killed or forced to quit.
404 Montgomery Montgomery Beginning of 
Sept. 1947
Muslim mob 
and Military
Evacuee train carrying Hindus and 
Sikhs held up at Montgomery 
station under pretext that no coal 
was available. Even when Hindu 
and Sikh mill-owners agreed to 
give coal, train was not started. 
This train was later attacked at 
Raiwind, where large number of 
corpses of Sikhs killed at 
Raiwind, in another train, were 
lying near the track.
405 Waddh (Teh. 
Gujranwala 24-8-47  Muslim mob 
and Military
42 Hindus and Sikhs killed. 10 
women abducted.
406 Lakhapur do 23-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Police and 
13 Hindus and Sikhs 4 young girls 
407 Haveli Lakha 
(Teh. Dipalpur)
Montgomery End of 
Aug. 47
Muslim mob Village looted and Hindus and 
Sikhs turned out in a destitute 
state. Several killed and Hindu 
Sikh refugees not allowed any 
water. All taps at Station 
disconnected. One man who 
came out of train to fetch 
water for thirsty child was 
shot dead.
408 Tung Bhai Ke Gujranwala 28-8-47 Muslim Police 
and mob
Force of 4,000 attacked this 
village. Gurdwara was burnt 
and many Hindu-Sikh women 
forcibly converted. Several 
Hindus and Sikhs killed.
409 Chauki Khurd Gujranwala 14-9-47 Muslim mob 4,000 Muslims attacked this 
village. Fierce resistance by 
Hindus and Sikhs. All forced 
to quit in a destitute state.
410 Maghiana Jhang 25-8-47 to 
16-8-47 and 
Muslim mob 
and officials
All petrol pumps in this town 
sealed to prevent exodus of 
Hindus and Sikhs who were 
looted extensively and turned 
out into refugee camps destitute.
Refugee train stopped at 
Badamibagh near Lahore.
411 Wanjari 
(P. S. Mian 
Multan August and 
Sept. 1947
and Police
In this area several Chaks
belonged to Sikhs. All Sikhs of 
this area were driven out of 
their homes and by 31-8-47 
had collected in Chak No. 
109. On 28th September severe
firing on Sikhs by Muslim Military. Many Sikhs killed. Several shot 
dead on pretext of being called 
out for distributing rations.
412 Bhakhsiali Gujrat 5-9-47 Muslim mob Many women of this area 
abducted. Hindus and Sikhs left 
before much loss of life, in a 
destitute state.
413 Kot Adu Muzaffargarh 10-9-47 Muslim mob 1,400 people, mostly Sikhs killed, 
including women and children.
414 Bhera Sargodha 27-8-47 do On 27-8-47 several Hindu and 
Sikh Shopkeepers stabbed. 
Stabbing of Hindus and Sikhs 
by roving parties of Muslim 
goondas. Malakwal Hindus and 
Sikhs forced after killings to flee.
415 Dinga Gujrat 18-9-47 do 1,500 Hindus and Sikhs including 
women and children killed.
416 Mahar Gujranwala 5-9-47 6,000 Muslims 3 Sikhs killed. Huge property looted.
417 V. Chak No. 
297 J. B. 
Lyallpur 8-8-47 6 Muslim 
7 Sikhs shot dead.
418 Gojra do 8/9-8-47 Continued firing 
on Hindus & Sikhs 
by Muslim military
Many casualties and huge looting.
419 Jaranwala do 28-8-47 to 
Muslim Police 
and Muslim 
Assurance of safety given to 
Hindus and Sikhs by the D. C. 
and Hindus and Sikhs collected 
in Mandir and various other 
places. Firing by police and 
goondas on 8-9-47. 
Large number killed in Mandi, 
School and Turianand Hospital 
Refugee camps. 1,000 wounded. 
Attack planned after the visit of 
Pandit Nehru and Liaqat Ali 
Khan. 700 women abducted 
huge loot of Hindu and Sikh 
property most of them were 
well-to-do businessmen.
420 Chak No. 
143 (Teh. 
Lyallpur 4-9-47 
& 5-9-47
600/700 Muslims Attack on and resistance by 
Hindus and Sikhs. Large 
number killed while evacuating 
to Samundri. Only 3 out a total 
of 700 known to have come 
out alive to India.
421 Kamalia do Round - about 
Aug. 15-47
Muslim officials Forcibly converted large number 
of Hindus and got 3,500 Sikhs 
and Hindus killed.
422 Mai Jhuggi do 13-947 Muslim Military, 
Police and mob 
in concert
Searching and looting of convoy 
at Balloki Head (in Pakistan) 
territory by Muslim police and 
military. 4,000 detached from 
main convoy and fired on, 
only 250 survived. 8 more 
killed at Lahore.
423 Jhakar 
(P.S. Kamalia)
Lyallpur 25-8-47 7,000 Muslims 
dispersed by Indian 
military who averted 
larger destruction 
of life, & property
3 killed, large loot. Gurdwara 
Prem Sati attacked and 
destroyed. Hindus and Sikhs 
numbering 5,000, forced to 
424 Chak 305 (P. 
S. Chatiana) 
and other 
do 9-9-47 Muslims officials, 
mob, Police and 
People of 8 or 9 Sikh villages 
forced to leave houses under 
threat of shooting. Arms taken 
away and kept thirsty whole 
day.  Systematic killing of those 
left in the rear and abduction 
of their womenfolk. These 
people entrain. Train stopped 
at mile 5 on Shorkot line, only 
6 out of 5,000 survived from 
the systematic slaughter in 
this train.
425 Chak No. 74 
do 22-8-47 Muslim mob People of Chak No. 74 forced to 
evacuate to Chak 75
(Khurianwala) Indian military 
arrived in time, engaged Muslim 
mob and saved the besieged.
426 Chak No. 
301 P. S. 
do 5-9-47 Armed Muslims Attacked Sikhs numbering about 
3,000 while going from Chak 
301 to place of safety and 
murdered many males, abducted 
many young women. Survivors 
looted by Muslim police and 
military at Balloki Head 
427 Vehar Bangla Jhang 26-8-47 
and after
Muslim mobs 
and Police
Attack on Sikh villages by Muslim Janglis, which were evacuated by 
Hindu and Sikh inhabitants. Sikhs 
assaulted in village Jharoo but 
curfew imposed on Sikhs alone. 
One Sikh murdered during 
curfew and Sikh houses looted 
and valuables taken away 
during searches on flimsy 
pretexts. One jeep belonging to 
some Muslim Leaguers patrolled 
along the path between Lyallpur 
and Village Maisara and was 
used for shooting down any 
stray Sikhs.
428 Naurangabad Lyallpur 28-9-47 Muslim Military 85 Sikhs arrested after attack by 
Pakistan military. Extensive search and big loot carried away from 
Hindu-Sikh houses. This village in 
which about 2,000 Hindu-Sikh 
refugees had gathered from 
neighbouring villages kept long 
besieged by Muslim mobs.
429 Chak No. 302 
G. B.
Lyallpur 7-9-47 Muslim mobs 
and Military
Several villages forced to be 
vacated. Train carrying 
Hindu-Sikh refugees attacked 
near Shorkot and the entire 
number killed. Only a few 



Chak No. 299 
(Teh. Toba 
Tek Singh)
Chak No. 272 
and others
do 8-9-47 do People of several villages 
collected in Chak 272, which 
was attacked and extensively 
looted. Evacuees from this place 
attack again near Salooni 
Jhal and many killed; great loot 
taken. Again the survivors looted 
by Muslim military near Balloki 
Head (Pakistan).
433 Chak No. 301 
(Teh. Toba 
Tek Singh)
Lyallpur End of Aug. 
and early 
Sept. 1947
Muslim Military 
& Muslim 
National Guards.
Muslim military begins attacks on 
Sikh bustees. Muslim S. D. O. of 
area lulled Sikhs into false sense 
of security, but on 1-9-47, 5,000 
Sikhs left the area. Still S. D. O. 
swore on the Koran to make 
them entrain in safety from 
Toba Tek Singh but they 
were detained in Chak No. 
95 when they were attacked 
by Muslim military and 
Muslim National guards. 
Several women abducted. Finally, 
on 7-9-47 people put in train for 
India at Toba Tek Singh but train 
attacked by Muslim mob and 
Guards. About 1,500 killed 
between Toba Take Singh and 
Dabbanwala Rly. stations.
434 V. Chak 
33/691 (Teh. 
Toba Tek Singh)
Lyallpur About 15-8-47 Muslim mob Many killed.
435 Chak No. 204 
belonged to this 
do 11-9-47 & 
after for about 
a week
Muslim Police, 
Military and mob
Convoy looted by Muslim Police 
at Balloki Head (Pakistan). A 
portion of convoy diverted to Bhai Pheru, where in the attack 200 of 
convoy killed and 250 wounded, 
15 women abducted. Other 
portions of convoy repeatedly 
looted and attacked. Near 
Khudian near Changa Manga, 
Canal bund broken to obstruct 
convoy, but later on repaired 
by Muslims on threat of 
reprisals by Indian Military.
436 Gojra do 15-8-47 to 
Muslim Military 
& Police
Shooting down of Hindus or 
Sikhs. About 200 killed.
437 Chak No. 484 
(Teh. Samundri)
do 1 to 2-9-47 Muslim Military 
leading mob
Attack on and stiff resistance by 
Sikhs. About a dozen Sikhs killed; others evacuated.
438 Chak No. 296 Lyallpur 5-9-47 Muslim mob Sikhs attacked with assailants 
beating drums. Those who 
attempted to escape were pursued 
on horse-back and hunted down. 
Many killed.
439 Tarkabad Rly. 
do 3-9-47 Muslim Military 60 Sikhs shot dead at this 
440 Loco Shed, 
do 3-9-47 Muslim mob 3 Sikhs killed in attack including 
one child.
441 Lyallpur do 4-9-47 Some Muslim One Sikh stabbed and killed 
in bazar while the D. C. was 
addressing a public meeting 
convened to maintain communal 
442 Nangal Dunna 
Gujranwala 14-8-47 Muslim mob Attacked a group of 23 Sikhs 
out of which only 6 survived.
443 Manihala Lahore 20 to 21-8-47 Muslim Military 
with notorious 
M.G. Cheema
Hindus and Sikhs ordered to leave village at 10 p.m. at half an hour's 
notice; otherwise fire threatened to be opened on them. People left 
village in destitute condition. 
Attacked just outside village; many people abducted; some probably 
444 V. Wantao Lahore 18-8-47 Muslim 
In a Muslim population of about 
2,000 there were only 5 or 6 
Hindu and Sikh houses in this 
village. These were forcibly 
converted and asked to eat 
beef. This they refused 
on which a plot was made to kill 
them. They saved their lives by 
445 Chak 26 Khai Lahore About 
Muslim residents Attack and looting. Hindus and 
Sikhs saved their lives by fleeing.
446 Kila Gujran 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 18-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
Early morning attack by Muslim 
mob of 2,000 led by Abdul 
Karim, member of the District 
Board. Hindus and Sikhs 
offered stiff resistance and
had 12 of their side killed. 
Sick, old and maimed people 
left behind, and probably killed.
447 Jamsher Kalan do 29-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
Mohammad Husain Ganja and 
Sheikh Mohd. Sadiq of Shamkot 
attacked with Military by beat of 
drums. Villagers left village but 
attacked while on the way by 
military. 50 men, 80 women and 
70 children killed out of a total 
Hindu-Sikh population of about 500.
448 Jhok Khatrain Lahore 24-8-47 Muslim mob Muslims of 11 villages (Such as 
Bhungi Sial, Aliwali, Fatiana, 
Dhuliane etc.) armed with rifles, 
pistols and spears attacked this 
village. Several Hindus and Sikhs 
killed. Survivors numbering about 
70 reached India in a completely 
destitute state.
449 Chak No. 8 
Husain Khan 
(Teh. Chunian)
Lahore 20-8-47 Muslim mob 600 Muslims attacked a solitary 
Sikh house and 5 Hindu houses. 
Two Hindu families forcibly 
converted, rest left in a destitute 
450 Talwandi do 24-8-47 Muslim mob and 
Military led by 
Mohd. Hussain, 
400 or more Hindus and Sikhs 
killed. All surviving women 
abducted. Large-scale arson. 
Survivors among Hindus and 
Sikhs turned out of village 
completely destitute.
451 Bhuchoke do 26-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
Janga Arain, Pajjian etc., villages 
devastated, people of 16 villages 
left for village Bhamba for 
shelter, 20 or 25 families which 
were left behind attacked by 
Muslim mob and military 
and murdered to a man.
452 Bhai Kot Lahore 25-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Military and 
Attacked. People fled, after some 
casualties. This statement dated 
453 Kahna Purana do 23-8-47 do Attacked. Some fled. Majority still besieged up till 27-8-47 when this 
statement made.
454 Gohawa do 16-8-47 Muslim mob and 
police led by S.I. 
of Police Station 
Made a full-scale assault on this 
village, which assumed full 
violence on 19-8-47. 
Large-scale massacre 
of Sikhs, women abducted, 
only few survivors.
455 Narwar do 21-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
22 Sikhs shot dead by being 
placed before machine-guns. 
About 80 killed in all.
456 Kani Wehr 
(P.S. Pattoke)
do near-about 
Mohd. Hussain, 
M.L.A. at head 
of a Muslim mob 
of 2,000 strong
All villages in this vicinity attacked 
and looted and cleared of Hindus 
and Sikhs through violence and 
457 Sangoan (P.S. 
Khudian Teh. 
do 15 or 16-8-47 2,5000 strong 
Muslim mob 
Military and 
Muslim National 
Out of a total population of 200 
Sikhs-only a dozen or so known 
to have escaped slaughter.
458 Katas Raj Jhelum 15-8-47 do Attacking force 500. The Mandir 
and Gurdwara thoroughly 
desecrated. Lethal weapons and 
rifles used. Attack made with 
drums beating.
459 Lahore Loco Lahore 13-8-47 Muslim mob Hindu employees killed.
460 Khori Dunna 
Gujrat 15-8-47 do Sikhs and Hindus besieged and 
461 Gujrat   15-8-47 
and after
do Villages Pharianwali Harjaswala, 
Lasauri, Chak Zahir, Masauri, 
Khanwali, Kunjab, Kang etc. 
thoroughly over-run by Muslims.
V. Jhorata 
V. Dhamray 
V. Bhatie
(now Sialkot) 
and after
Muslim mob 
and Military
Sikhs massacred by Muslim mobs and Baloch military. British officers
of Boundary Force helping 
Muslims indiscriminately.
465 Akalgarh Gujranwala 5-9-47 Muslim Military Attack. Hindu-Sikh women 
abducted and raped.
466 Valtoha Lahore Beginning of 
Muslim Military Sikhs turned out in a destitute 
state. Women, children abducted.
467 Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 
20-9-47 Muslim mob Big loot and killing of Hindus. 
Many women abducted.
468 Jarawala Lyallpur 28-8-47 do Hospital attacked where Sikhs 
from Sheikhupura had taken 
refugee. 57 Sikhs killed. 40 
women abducted.
469 Baddo Jiona Lahore 26-8-47 Muslim mob & Police Looting and killing of Hindus 
and Sikhs on a large scale.
470 Hathar do 19-8-47 Muslim Surrounded Hindus and Sikhs at 
Jorewala Head and killed 1,200 
(including women and children) 
100 women abducted and many 
forcibly converted. Sikh scriptures desecrated in attack on Gurdwara.
471 Dholan do 18-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Police and 
Sub-Inspector of Police asked 
Hindus and Sikhs to leave in a 
destitute state or they would all be 
shot dead. When they complied 
they were attacked and many 
472 Ram Thamman do 24-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
Several villages in this area 
attacked. Looting and killing by 
Muslim military.
473 Jagoowala do 24-8-47 Muslim mob Out of 1,400 Sikhs and Hindus of 
this place only 50 are traceable, 
the rest were massacred.
474 Jheeng Chak 7 
(P. S. Pattoki)
do Towards end 
of August, 
Muslim mob 
and Military
In this attack several Sikh men, 
women and children killed. The 
rest sought shelter in neighbouring 
areas, rendered destitute.
475 Jheeng Jattan 
(Teh. Chunian)
Lahore 29-8-47 Muslim mob Hindus and Sikhs looted and, 
turned out of hearths and homes.
476 Autak Awan do 26-8-47 do Hindus and Sikhs attacked and
rendered destitute and turnout.
477 40 Chak 
do 25-8-47 do 8 Hindus and Sikhs killed. 
Rest turned out destitute.
478 Chak 37 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 26-8-47  do 4 or 5 Hindus and Sikhs killed. 
Rest turned out destitute.
479 Darieke do 25-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Police and 
Large number of Hindus and Sikhs killed. Rest saved lives with 
extreme difficulty and left in a state of destitution.
480 Sultanke Mokal do 25-8-47 Muslim mob 6 or 7 killed. Rest turned out in a 
state of destitution.
481 Jaggal 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 17-8-47 do Large mob attacked this village 
which had a small Hindu-Sikh 
population. Many killed and 
women abducted. Rest rendered 
482 Alipur Chak 
Sher (Teh. 
do 25-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Police and 
Several Hindus and Sikhs killed. 
Rest rendered destitute.
483 Naroke Majha 
(Teh. Chunian)
Lahore 27-8-47  Muslim mob, 
Police and 
Several Hindus and Sikhs killed. 
Rest rendered destitute.
484 Karanke do 17-8-47  do Hindus and Sikhs attacked, 
looted and turned out destitute.
485 Ganje Sandh do 25-8-47 Muslim mob 50 to 60 Hindus and Sikhs 
killed. Rest fled destitute.
486 Mukam 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 24-8-47 do Hindus and Sikhs turned out 
487 Danke Kalan do 19-8-47 do 200 Hindus and Sikhs killed, 
about 80 or 90 women and 
children abducted.
488 Gahawa do 17/18-8-47 do About 200 Hindus and Sikhs 
killed. 5 women abducted.
489 Harbhaleke do 5 Bhadon 
(end of Aug. 
Muslim mob, 
Police and 
5 Hindus and Sikhs killed. Rest 
fled in a completely destitute state.
490 Aujle do 26-8-47 do Forced Hindus and Sikhs to 
leave their hearths and home in a 
completely destitute state.
491 Halla Malisan do Towards end 
of Aug. 47
do Three men and some women 
forcibly detained and converted 
tacked and rendered Sikh 
population evacuated in a 
destitute state.
492 Bughiana Kalan Lahore Middle of 
Aug. 1947
Muslim mob People of this village and ilaqa 
sought shelter in Talwandi which 
was attacked by Muslims with 
police force. 600 Sikhs killed 
after severe fighting. General 
loot and depredation by Muslims.
493 Raja Jang do 29-8-47  & 
do Attacked village and Railway 
station. 50 Sikhs killed. In next 
day's attack many more 
casualties among Hindus 
and Sikhs. Forcible conversion 
of Hindus and Sikhs. Women 
494 Bagiana 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 17-8-47 do All Sikhs forced to leave in a 
destitute state.
495 Manawan do 19-8-47 Muslim mob, 
Military and 
Attacking force 3000.  Stiff 
resistance by Sikhs. Several Sikhs 
killed and several women abducted.
4961 Dholan 
(Teh. Chunian)
do 18-8-47 Muslim mob 
and Military
Sikh, forced to quit village. On 
the way near Laliani attacked by
Muslim mob and military and 
in firing several Sikhs killed 
and wounded.
497 Ratti Pindi do 22-8-47 do Hindu and Sikhs forced to flee for
life, attacked in several places on 
way to India.
498 Sundar 
(P.S. Chung)
Lahore Near about 
Muslim mob Attacking force 2000. Sikh houses burnt and looted and Sikhs forced 
to quit in a destitute state.
499 Bhobatian 
(P.S. Chung)
do Near about 
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