Very old film: refugees during 1947 India-Pakistan partition

Rare video showing refugees reaching Lahore’s  Wagha border on trains, bullocks and Lahore Omnibus Service during the  1947 partition war.  These were Muslims forced to flee India because what was formerly India had now been partitioned by the British into primarily Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, resulting in millions of deaths and enormous dispossession and displacement.  The film offers poignant contrast with the Syrian and other refugees flooding through Europe on foot in 2016! 

 

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