Delhi and Partition. Who knew this? I sure didn't. "A thread on how nearly 20,000 Muslims in Delhi were murdered within a few…"

30 Jan

Meraj Hasan@_merajhasan·When Gandhi visited Purana Qila to promise food, the refugees shouted that they would rather eat Pakistani chapatis. [16] Nehru, who had been impressing Edwina with theatrics of personally saving Muslims from mobs, estimated only a 1000 dead. [17]

12/nMeraj Hasan@_merajhasan·While US Ambassador Henry Grady put the death toll at 5000. [17] The scholar Gyanendra Pandey puts it at 20,000 dead. [18] Order was restored by South Indian troops. Jinnah, incensed, wrote to British PM Attlee to ask for intervention. None came. 13/n

Meraj Hasan@_merajhasan·References: [1] Sir Reginald Savory’s Diary, No. 89. [2] Nirad Chaudhary, “Thy Hand! Great Anarch!”, (1987), p. 840. [3] Carter, ed., ‘Partition Observed”, V1, p. 215. [4] Mountbatten Papers, MB1/D86. [5] Patel to Rajendra Prasad, “Sardar Patel’s Correspondence”, V4, p. 338.

Meraj Hasan@_merajhasan·[6] Azad, “India Wins Freedom”, pp. 232-233. [7] Sarvepalli Gopal, “Jawaharlal Nehru”, V2, pp. 15-16. [8] H. M. Patel, “Rites of Passage”, (2005), pp. 93-94. [9] Macdonald to Marshall, US State Dept. Records 845.00/9-1147 [10] Campbell-Johnson, “Mission with Mountbatten”, p. 186

Meraj Hasan@_merajhasan·[11] Nisid Hajari, “Midnight’s Furies”, (2015), p. 158. [12] Gyanendra Pandey, “Remembering Partition”, p. 140. [13] Carter, ed., ‘Partition Observed”, V1, p. 216. [14] Quaid-e-Azam Papers, V5, p. 465, 479, 484-488, 492. [15] Carter, ed., ‘Partition Observed”, V1, p. 182, 177.

Meraj Hasan@_merajhasan·[16] Ibid., p. 371. [17] Grady to Marshall, US State Dept. Records 845.00/9-1447 [18] Gyanendra Pandey, “Remembering Partition”, p. 124.

demßouz@ZoraizAsim·Replying to @_merajhasanMy nani used to narrate the story of her mother who was the only one in the entire neighbourhood to have been saved because she had escaped earlier. The entire neighbourhood was razed to the ground and ppl hiding out in basements/hideouts were either burnt alive or mudered.

Umer Javed@umer9227·My grandma used to tell me about herself and my grandpa. They had only my taya abbu back then. They fought their way to Pakistan. Every train station was a new battle. The entire biradari were together so that was good. They were a unit. Many did not make it and were martyred.

Adnan Imtiaz@aimtiaz·Replying to @_merajhasan@threadreaderapp pls unrollThread Reader App@threadreaderapp·Bonjour, the unroll you asked for: Thread by @_merajhasan: A thread on how nearly 20,000 Muslims in Delhi were murdered within a few days in September… https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1222587921808551936.html. Talk to you soon.

Thread by @_merajhasan: A thread on how nearly 20,000 Muslims in Delhi were murdered within a few…Thread by @_merajhasan: A thread on how nearly 20,000 Muslims in Delhi were murdered within a few days in September 1947 by armed extremists,t approval from officials of the Congress government….threadreaderapp.comwajeeh hassan@speerhead9·Replying to @_merajhasanWe are forever indebted to them for the sacrifices they made to ensure our freedom. Love Pakistan

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Sharique شارق نعمانی@shariquenomani·Replying to @_merajhasan and @adnanal72943085Phir bhi. कुछ बात है कि हस्ती मिटती नहीं हमारी सदियों रहा है दुश्मन दौरे जहाँ हमाराadnanali@adnanal72943085·Sir shero shayari se nikalke zamini haqeeqat samajhna padegi musalmano ko warne masla aur kharab ho jayega1 more reply

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