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Image showing the arrival of refugees from Amritsar to Lahore. 1947.

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan

One of the greatest migrations in human history began in August 1947 when millions of Muslims made their way to East and West Pakistan, and millions of Hindus and Sikhs headed in the opposite direction. Nearly seven million refugees are estimated to have arrived in Pakistan in the years following the Partition. Many hundreds of thousands never made it at all; at the most-conservative estimate, 200,000 individuals lost their lives in the massacres accompanying migration.

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  • Title: Image showing the arrival of refugees from Amritsar to Lahore. 1947.
  • Creator: The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
  • Location Created: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Type: Image
  • Rights: Copyright © 2018 by the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). All rights reserved. No part of this image may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including copying, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). This image was donated by .

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