Gurdwara Dera Sahib: A tale of destruction and devastation during India-Pakistan partition
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India, Nov. 29 -- Amidst the tumultuous upheaval of the 1947 Partition, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, a revered Sikh shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, became a tragic emblem of the violence and destruction that engulfed the region.
This sacred site, commemorating the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru of Sikhism, was subjected to relentless attacks, bearing witness to the horrors of communal strife.
From the very outset of the Partition's chaos, Gurdwara Dera Sahib found itself under siege. Despite its proximity to the Lahore Fort, a stronghold of the Additional Police and military, the gurdwara remained vulnerable to the relentless onslaught. Water supplies were deliberately cut off, leaving the approximately 150 devotees trapped within its ...
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